Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Perfect Setting

Tonight, as I walked to my car from campus, I was taken to another place. A place full of things I do not see outside of the movies. I was taken to a world of starry nights, romance and happy endings.

I strolled across Monroe and onto the path that leads toward Theta Pond. All I could hear was the whirring noise of passing cars and the occasional "chica chica chica" of the sprinklers on the lawn. I turned towards Whitehurts...this is where I was taken away. There was no light aside from the moon through the trees and the soft glow of the lanterns surrounding the courtyard on the south side. I walked slowly past the ornate rot iron fencing and the bright yellow flowers that blew in the cool breeze. There was a chill in the air that I haven't felt in quite some time. I could smell the sweet scent of a woodburning stove. More than likely it was the remnants of the charcoal grill that had been on the library lawn a mere hour earlier. As I walked further, I could see the grand sillouette of the Student Union, illuminated and regal in appearance. I took a deep breath, not wanting this walk to end so soon. I stopped, stared at the large trees and benches that sat before me. I could mingle, stay awhile, but the moment had passed. The romance drifted away with the next breeze and suddenly all I felt was sadness. I wanted it to go on forever. The rustle of the leaves and chirping of secadas had made their own music. The lanterns made their version of candlelight. The breeze danced. The water from the sprinkles hit the pavement and dotted the moment with a tempo that could not have otherwise been heard. It was quite possibly the most romantic moment of my life and it was with myself. Kinda of funny if you think about it...

I will be off to LifeChurch for college group if anyone would like to join me. Good night, and sweet dreams...

1 comment:

kristen said...

i'm gonna tell you again....FORGET BUSINESS!!! you need to be a journalist!! Go ask Drew what he thinks.