I'm most likely to be found on the couch,
With Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground,
Melville's Billy Budd,
or some combination of Whitman/Wordsworth/Thoreau,
scribbling furiously in a notebook,
trying to obtain some knowledge of how these men saw the world.
And while I love the reading,
and I love the thinking,
I wish it didn't involve such a daunting number of papers.
But here's my thought-
when I talked to a professor after class
about Renaissance lit and it's connection to our Trinitarian theology,
he said, "Wow, you guys are exposed to so much!"
And I know that if I wasn't permitted these novels and great works,
if I was told I wouldn't be able to glean anything from them
or if they weren't available to me in my language or because of some other reason,
I would be thrilled to get my hands on them.
It's true that there's a lot on my plate,
and I'm not trying to minimize my stress..it's been a tough few weeks.
But it's also true that this is worthwhile,
and other people don't get these opportunities.
On a lighter note,
now that I've conquered the illusive half-up half down messy braid,
these hairstyles are on my list.
My hair to-do list.
They're cool, and anything that inspires me to do more
than just throwing my hair up on top of my head
[see above pictures of my stunning hair today]
is probably a good thing.