There is so much to celebrate. I write this on a lovely Friday afternoon, with classes over, the new Radiohead album playing in the background and not a worry in the world. This Thursday was my 19th birthday. Instead of getting up in the morning and being congratulated by my family, along with coffee and sandwiches, this birthday morning was just a matter of going to class and coming back from class, with only a Skype call to remind me of the folks back home. The fact that it was a Thursday didn’t stop me from celebrating though. The glorious cast of “As You Like It” (opening next Thursday!) brought out a cake for me at the end of rehearsal and sang “Happy Birthday.” Somehow, it’s become a tradition for me to eat Chinese food for my birthday, at least back when I lived at home. In light of this, after rehearsal, me and a few friends drove around Springfield, in search of a place that would cater to my culinary cravings. Unfortunately, EVERY SINGLE Chinese food place was closed by 10PM, but we realized we could acknowledge the day without it too. That being said, I think we’re going back today, earlier.
In other news, Spring has most definitely made an appearance, filling campus with tangible joy and bringing students back outside to play frisbee in shorts and t-shirts. And just last week it had been freezing. Wittenberg campus is exceptionally beautiful these days, especially around three in the afternoon, when the sun is on its way down and the yellow glow makes the trees look especially pretty. Yes, it’s absolutely poetic. William Wordsworth would have loved it.
Drinking up the sunlight