Thursday, June 10, 2010

The End of a Sigh

The world moves in a cyclical motion. And this week, that has been the case. it became the end of the academic year at the fine and esteemed institution I attend. (?)

In September, it was the beginning of a fresh new school year. Bright-eyed student walked around with their new messenger bags, trendy glasses and expensive text books on a sunny September day. They discussed their classes with one another and anticipated the future challenges. There were lines at the bookstores, lines at the financial aid office and just overall chaos.

Well, that sense of excitement has evaporated and all that remaines is the residue of once excited students. Now, they're all wilted and overworked. And the photo of this blog post commemorates a moment in the library when I decided to whip out my digital camera and snap a photo of the recycle bin, in an attempt to be cool and artsy.

Yes, it is the week of finals. This means late night studying, a lack of parties, a life devoid of soirees momentarily, and no intellectual late night conversations in coffee houses. Nope, it's time to buckle down and study.

The library is overcrowded with zombie-eyed silent students and their books. The garbage bin is stuffed with paper coffee cups and fast food paraphanelia.

Like so many things in life, something has ended, not with a bang, but with a long drawn out sigh of relief.

Fare thee well academic year 2009/2010!

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