I enjoy how I learn so many new things everyday just being here. For example, after living in St. Louis for 5 years, I’m still in awe of how much snow we’ve had. It’s already March and still, the flurries are being spooned on us as if someone up there is pouring flour into this bowl we call earth. What is the name of that groundhog that sees his shadow? I think we need a new animal if we’re getting six weeks more of winter.
I also learn that no matter how rough of a day you’ve had, someone will always cheer you up. Following my heavy schedule today, I was determined to stay mad and grouchy at how little time I had to relax. Yet my companions at dinner made me laugh so much I can’t help but laugh my guilt away now. My friend Sean is a master imitator and performed several renditions of Disney songs in the style of Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Johnny Cash. This was followed by some wonderful trips down memory lane of old, obscure TV shows that only a few know about, such as Flight of the Conchords. Just revisiting all their songs with Willian, and letting Yuri and Yara listen and laugh with us, helped my mood immensely.
In fact, being at Fontbonne has that effect. No matter where you go, how terrible or dark you feel, or how lethargically your life passes, someone will always come by like a ray of light and shine. It’s very refreshing. And you keep learning that laughter will always be a grand medicine.
Over the weekend, my friends and I took a break from studying and took some pictures on the snow!!
Even though it was freezing cold we managed to take great pictures of Fontbonne.
playing in the snow
The Science Building
I stood by the window, waiting for the stage manager to call places. I just stood staring at the football field below, the field was so beautiful, so pristine, is there anything more perfect than the freshly fallen snow? I could stand and stare at a field of snow all day. What makes it so mesmerizing?
I grew up in Wisconsin; snow was an everyday thing. It was something I never thought twice about. Something I never thought I could miss so much. Since we moved to St. Louis, I began looking forward to the first snow each year — more so than I did Christmas! However, the snow here is not the same as the snow back home. I think that is why a fresh field of snow brings me back home so easily. Snow all looks the same and it’s not until you touch it that you realize its different.
In Wisconsin a great way to get around is by snow mobile. I used to love watching the snow mobiles racing alongside the cars. It was a rarity to find a fresh field of snow untouched by the tracks of a snow mobile or preyed upon by the snowman-making hands of children. I remember as a child it was like finding a buried pirate’s treasure to find a field of snow that hadn’t been touched yet! It was a hunt! I never had a second thought when I pounced on the fresh snow, now it is such a blessing to me.
I was so lost in thought that I didn’t realize my cast had gathered around the window with me. We were each lost in thought. I wonder what memories this fresh field of snow brought to them.
I loved snow as a kid! Every year the first snow was the greatest thing to happen. I’d go running outside in whatever clothes I had on and catch snowflakes in my mouth and just watch all the snowflakes falling. It was the best. Surprisingly, the first snow of my college career was just as exciting. After studying for two hours straight as soon as I heard my floor mates say “It’s snowing!” I was out of my room with my boots on ready to go outside. We all ran down the stairs, threw the door open and went running out into the snow. We were like little kids running everywhere and catching snowflakes in our mouths. It was the perfect study break. Playing in the snow brings the kid out of anybody. I do not think I can move anywhere where there is no snow. Snow it beautiful!