Do you like it when it’s dreary? For some, the grey atmosphere makes them weary and melancholy. For others, the muted light provides a sense of calm. Which is it for you?
What do you like to do on a dreary day?
Do you read a nice, lengthy book or would you prefer to watch a movie/TV show? Would you like to take a nice, quiet nap or would you rather do homework?
As for me, I like a dreary day. It makes me feel relaxed, and that time has ceased to exist. I love to watch TV shows, particularly crime dramas, like Midsomer Murders, or documentaries, like BBC History Cold Case.
The prompt for this week is what does Black history month mean to you?
The answer is that I don’t know what it means to me. I never really thought about it. When I went to Washington D.C a few years ago I saw that they were building a Black History Museum and I thought that it looked interesting. Ryan is celebrating Black History Month by having certain foods on the 22nd I think. Anyway, I think that Black History Month celebrates our cultural diversity. It shows how far we have come. In the 1800s, black people were slaves. In 1864, slavery was banned. In 1964 was the Civil Rights movement. It banned discrimination in the work place based on color, race, religion, origin, or gender. It reminds me of the American Girl books I used to read. One book tells the story of a girl named Addy who escapes slavery and lives in a city. She is separated from her family and reunites with them in the end.
What does it mean to me? Hmm… I’m going to be honest, I don’t get excited about Black History Month. It’s hard to explain. On one hand, I’m not like, “Yay! Black History Month!” On the other hand, I’m not like, “Bleh! Black History Month.” I’m more like, “Black History Month is cool.”
I guess it’s easier to say it like this: I respect my African-descended neighbors. I know that they are heavily underestimated because of fear, ignorance, and stereotypes. So, I’m glad that Americans have a month to recall on African heroes and recognize their accomplishments.
However, to me, Black History extends farther than America. Recently, I’ve been reading articles and watching documentaries about the presence of Africans in Europe. It’s really quite fascinating. I’ll put a few links below so that you can learn a thing or two without me rambling on. They’re all safe for work.
Hmm, what am I most excited for? Well, I’d say that I’m excited for spring. While it feels like it’s already here, it’s just around the corner. I love the feeling of the warm air and cool breeze (or vice versa) brush against my face, the smell of freshly bloomed flowers or rainfall, and the sight of all the plants springing back with all their vibrant colors.
My favorite kinds of plants that come around this time of year are bulb plants; crocuses, daffodils, snowdrops, grape hyacinths just to name a few. I also love flowering trees, such as magnolias, which we have here on campus.
Do you guys like flowers? What kind? Is there a special reason why you like them? Tell me in the comments below!
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