In my time in West Virginia, I did not hear a single car driving by; no ambulances or fire trucks or police cars blaring their horns. I woke up to the sound of friends getting dressed for breakfast and gentle giggles from morning jokes about others sleeping in. Sharing our “Goodmorning’s” around the table as we munched on cereal and toast and oatmeal. The nights were just as beautiful…the sky was painted with milky white dots that lit up above us. There was no need for fluorescent light because the moon was as a midnight sun and glared on the open grass fields.
As the wind blew around us into our lungs and out of nostrils, we exhaled our stresses of the New York lifestyle. No more papers or exams, no more emails or phone calls, no more professors or lectures; just the sun and the trees and the grass and the feels. We reflected on our life, and as a philosophy student, I reflected on the world and its beauty.
To say that I enjoyed this last week would be an emphatic understatement. Sharing new experiences with an amazing group of people is the simplest way of summing up this week, and to be honest, it does not capture its effect on me. Because it is too great to place into words, I won’t. I will not affect its greatness by limiting it to mere English words.
I feel the need to share my feelings about this week because that is what we all do when we find something we love: we want to tell someone about it. Because we all were so interested in Dr. Seuss rhyming during this past week let me end with a rhyme:
Although I am sad it is over
I feel as lucky as a four-leaf clover
To have spent my time with you all
And now, when I’m sad I know who to call.
But I shouldn’t be sad even though we are not there
Because we do not need to see each other to show our care.
So as far as we may be physically,
Just know nothing can break our unity.
That’s All Folks…