Saturday, April 9, 2011

Perfection, in one afternoon.

This morning, I woke up feeling exhausted. Physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted.

My day started to shape up while I was doing residence tours, answering questions, and pumping people up for moving into residence.

Afterwards, I decided to take a nap, but soon realized that it was foolish to be wasting such a beautiful day away, laying in bed.

I got my butt up, threw on my flip flops, grabbed my sunglasses, found a book, and made my way out the door. I didn't know where I was going, but I felt like I was on some sort of mission.

I generally don't like being alone, but I felt like I knew where I was going, what I was going to do, and why.

I made my way out to my school's arboretum, where I found a sunlit bench. I sat down and braced myself. For what? I'm not sure. But I sat there for a few minutes, listening to the sounds of nature. The feeling of serenity that took over my body is unexplainable. I feel like someone grabbed me by the collar, and shook every negative thought out of my body.

It's difficult to explain, but I feel like I was awoken by something. Silly, I know. But it happened.

Anyways, the book that I'm currently reading is called Eat Pray Love. I began reading it in the summer, and for whatever reason, I couldn't get into it.

Today, though, I couldn't put the book down. I felt like I was relating to every single word that appeared before my eyes.

The sun rays shining, the wind blowing, the birds chirping, people laughing, and all of my thoughts at ease. Everything about this afternoon was perfect.

I need to do this more often.


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