Although the first half of this weekend was strange and new in many ways, this lazy Sunday is quite typical of each week so far in the semester. Solos were this weekend, but we had to be called in last night because of weather. However, I’m sure there will be other posts about that; I’d like to take a moment to appreciate the unappreciated, to notice the unnoticed: the quiet hours of a Sunday afternoon.
It’s your textbook beautiful fall day. The leaves are still brilliantly colored, even now into November, and the warm sunlight catches everything in just such a way that you can’t help but be outside. At the same time, though, look closely: even the students lounging on the quad have calculators and science books in front of them. Everyone else, it seems, is in their study spaces, working hard on a history essay or a language reading. Meanwhile, I’m sitting outside, savoring the fresh air and pretty light. Sure, I have some work to do left, but it’s so nice outside… we have study hours later, and that’s when it’s dark out! Why not take advantage now and go on a walk?
In fact, I think I will now…
-Eliza Margolin, Somerville, MA