my attempt at blending the arts I cherish
Things between us were rocky at first, weren’t they? You were strange, and I was shy and uncertain. I didn’t know your ways, your professors, your students, and I wasn’t sure that I wanted to try to know them either. In addition to the confusion, I was walking through a season of loneliness–prayerfully trusting that community could be obtained wherever I was.
And then, in the midst of that frigid, lonesome winter, I quietly began opening myself to you, seeking out who you were, and how I could truly be a friend to you. Awkwardly, but certainly, you grew on me. I found a new passion, made some darling friends that I’ll never forget, and met some professors that changed my life-path and inspired me daily.
I learned of judgement and acceptance, of faith and disbelief, of pain and joy, of heartache and forgiveness, of past and future; I learned more of what life really is and what it means to “live in the pleasant places” that the Lord has set out for me.
“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
And now, I’ve left and changed schools for the third, and final time. Tomorrow marks a bright new day in an unexplored new season. I’ll miss you as I learn my way through different hallways, faces, and classrooms. I’ll miss the smallness of your campus, the familiar eyes in every room, the yellowed walls, the wretched desks, and the funny smells. But I’m happy for fresh challenges and joys! Thank you for our time together. Thank you for changing me.
With great gratitude and much fondness,
what if poems could be symphonies, and people their orchestra?
My semester abroad living in Bath, England and traveling across Europe.
Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.
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"...that the Lord has made."
my adventurous semester across the big blue