Spring? What is that?
So it's the first day of spring, and it's snowing in Oberlin. Wahoo! Happy vernal equinox y'all. I can't say I'm altogether surprised - March in the Midwest is perpetually disappointing, never sunny and warm-ish and bursting with flowers like you might hope it to be. Besides, this gloomy weather - for those of us who have way too much to do - is in our favor, right?! If it were beautiful outside, I'd have to run around in a sundress and play frisbee and ignore my mounds of midterms and job applications that are accumulating on my desk. Who needs that?!?
Instead of playing in the warm, non-existent sunshine, we can read/sleep in a library carrel and drink too much espresso and fear the looming void called My Future Job. So this is a really positive situation, in case that wasn't clear. There was a hilarious blog post by Helena Thompson a couple years ago in which she laments springtime in five concise reasons, and does quite a good job of explaining just why spring is overrated. Favorite quote on Why Helena Hates Spring:
So in the spirit of the snow, here are some photos of the Oberlin campus in the wintertime. Here's a secret: Oberlin can actually be gorgeous in the winter. Despite the stress and studiousness, I love Oberlin's campus in the snow.
p.s. A random student just came by and dropped this note on my table at Azariah's. I think they were assuming I was typing away frantically on an actual paper or take-home test, as opposed to a blog, but I appreciate the positive reinforcement nonetheless. Thank you magical stranger! I think we could all benefit from your words of wisdom....
p.p.s. Also, THIS just happened. That's right. This campus is outta control. I need to stop while I'm ahead! Soon enough it will ACTUALLY be spring and everyone will have smiles this wide and I won't get any work done, I'll be too busy reveling in how much I love my friends and fellow students at this freakin' school.
Enzo and Eliana with some of the biggest smiles on this campus. Thanks for the hugs you two!!