posts to seek clarity, re-establish a sense of wonder in life, and encounter beauty in the everyday.
“If L.A. is focused on fame, then New York is focused on wealth and D.C. is focused on power.” An employee at my internship told this to me and my fellow interns earlier today. But he continued, saying that there are so many great hearts working here, so many people trying to improve our country.Continue reading “D.C.”
A lot can change in a week. The naivety of my youth was recently tapered by the death of my grandpa. After I returned home from the semester, I found out my grandpa was in the hospital and not doing well. I drove over to be with my grandma and grandpa, who had returned homeContinue reading “Death & Friendship”
The house is slowly emptying, and it’s finally sinking in that I’m moving out today. Three of the roommates already moved out, which tore my heart out a bit. Last night my two remaining roommates and I attempted to all sleep on a couch that our friends had brought over. They showed up on ourContinue reading “‘On the Couch with the Roomies’- A goodbye to this semester”
“I feel in the profoundest sense that nothing can ever be the same – that, as artists, we are traitors if we feel otherwise: we have to take it into account and find new expressions, new moulds for our thoughts and feelings.” -Katherine Mansfield Deep Scars from the ‘Great War’ My European Military History class this weekContinue reading “Living As Best as Possible- Thoughts on War and Healing”
Preface The Lord of the Rings is not escapism. Tolkien’s masterpiece engages the senses and imagination in a story that is infused with religious themes. Tolkien himself saw his work this way, as a “fundamentally religious and Catholic work,” but this is not to be confused with understanding the Lord of the Rings as aContinue reading “Christian Reflections on the Lord of the Rings”
It’s almost March, I went outside without a coat, and I chopped my hair. I’m writing this on 5 hours of sleep, which if you know me, is not enough. I stayed up until 2 am talking with friends (it was very much worth it) but now I feel like a corpse. This semester hasContinue reading “Season of Growth”
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