09 December 2006

Finality

As the end of the semester is drawing near, I am about to say goodbye to my home of two and one-half years. Next semester I will be leaving Hart Hall and moving into the Lido apartment complex, with my dear roommate and her two dear former-roommates. I was surprised, but greatly pleased, to be told that we were the only people who had entered our names into the lottery for the particular apartment into which we will be moving. It is a ridiculously complicated affair. We have to be out of our rooms and into the apartment by Friday. However, the girls in the apartment are graduating Friday evening, and are thus not required to be out until Saturday. At the same time, two other wonderful girls will be moving into Hope and Elizabeth's room. It's like a big dance, and I dearly hope that I will not trip over anyone else's feet in the process.
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Hart has been good to me, for the most part. Although I never fit in, it did feel as much like home as I can imagine anywhere on campus feeling. The community is a good one, being small enough to be able to get to know nearly everyone. There are always people about, and activities or conversations into which you can join. This semester has been different for me. I am a junior now, and need more sleep than I have the past two years (goodness, I feel old). I have to spend more time at my studies than socializing. Most people on my floor are sophomores and freshmen, and, as I was at that point in my life, are rather loud most of the time. Nothing horrid about that in itself--they get on just fine--but the time has come for me to move on. I do love Hart, and will remember the good times more than the times I lay awake at two in the morning wishing for some peace so that I could sleep : ) The poorer memories will fade away, but the memories of joy and pleasantness and rearranging furniture will, I hope, remain always.
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God bless Hart Hall, the best dorm on campus.
God bless Lower Campus, for if you can't make it into Hart, I suppose Stewart will do.
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And Blessings on your travels,
Emily

1 comment:

Erin said...

Oh boy, this makes me feel sad and nostalgic, which probably means I am getting old too. I wish I had written something when I left Stewart… perhaps I still will. After I moved I got really sad. Moving into a house is such a big deal—it means that a time in my life is over forever, unless of course I decide to move back onto campus, but I can’t really see how that would ever happen, unless of course it ends up being less expensive than living off. Well anyway, I hope that Lido treats you well.