summer in the light, winter in the shade

It was one of those March days when

the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: 

when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

– Charles Dickens

                 One of the best things about literature is that there are so many ways to convey an emotion or event or feeling. I think about the thousands of people who blogged on January 20th, 2009 about the historicality of the election of President Obama. None of those blogs were the same, and yet the all conveyed emotions that were shared by individuals all over the world. 

               This quote by Charles Dickens so perfectly expresses my feelings towards the changing seasons right now. Everyone seems so ecstatic about the spring; flip-flops and flowers, skirts and shorts and the sun, the promise of summer. But to me it just means proving myself as junior year comes to a close. Nothing much matters to me besides this. Sure, I am excited the (hopefully) see Julia Nunes next weekends, to see NPSH and Lily Allen (and go to PROM) in April, to go to LeakyCon and Agloe in May. But more importantly, I need to learn all the nuisances of photosynthesis, The War of 1812, and English grammar, cram my head full of 3,000 years of Art History, remember terms like stigmata and maniera greca and it all turns to mush. 

               Basically, this spring is going to be a very test-oriented one. Oh, and JUUstice LeagUUe stuff. Sigh, what can you do?

              Survival entails Doctor Who, booksandbooksandbooks, balsamic vinegar, chocolate, clothes shopping and hopefully a bit of sleep. Also, LEAKYCON, countdown to HBP, and watching my bank account reach 1,500$, finally. (Although about 500 of that will go right to LC expenses.)



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