Too much beauty occurred this summer to capture it all in words, so instead I would like to share some of my favorite photos of my favorite moments. All photos are amateur and were captured on my Android phone. Content heads-up, this post contains many photos of food.
There are also standing installations, including an old car covered in graffiti that I particularly loved. This visit to Detroit was definitely a summer highlight, full of the best food from local joints and Avalon Bakery's excellent breads and sweet treats. I also got to check out multiple urban gardens and feel inspired for my capstone.
It was such a beautiful outing, where we also went to the Cleveland Museum of Art, which is free and I highly recommend. This day was full of so much joy, creativity with my friends, and cherished time of us together.
Last, here is myself, Rewa, and Dana on our last visit to Kim's Korean Grocery in Oberlin. Home to spectacular (and cheap) meals, and so close to Slow Train that it makes the perfect snack break, Kim's has been a staple for all of our collegiate careers. Dana and Rewa wanted to eat there one last time before they leave Oberlin and begin their jobs across the country. We took a last photo because we are sentimental nostalgic saps.
As I say goodbye to these beloved two friends, we've reminisced about the magic of not only this summer but all our time together. Then just yesterday, the day Rewa flew to California to begin her new job, I ran into my first good friend back on campus for HLEC/RA training. I noted this moment as the end of my last college summer. And now I must greet my last semester. Thank you, summer 2016, for all your magic and kindness, delicious treats, and spectacular memories.
I happen to have a doppelgänger. Her name is Rosa, she is 17, and we share 50 percent of our DNA. Last weekend, she came to Oberlin. That’s right, my (taller) younger sister visited me to see my big girl college life.