School’s out for summer! Finals are over and my mind doesn’t need to worry about studying until July when I start up again with summer session. While I should be searching for summer employment, all I want to do is lie outside in the grass or run through the sprinklers like a five year old. This urge may have something to do with the fact that my apartment is not air-conditioned and is somehow hotter inside than it is outside. It seems sweating is inevitable.
Nevertheless, I love this time of year. The world seems to be smiling and I am happy. The sun is shinning, my apartment is clean (after a two day spring cleaning marathon) and the flowers on campus are blooming. I have intentionally watched the campus come to life with flowers this spring because I remember how gorgeous it was last year. I’ve been keeping on eye on a patch of flowers in the West Bank Arts Quarter that I pass daily. What is a seemingly non-descript spot in the winter becomes a beautiful luxury once the snow melts. The patch is composed of purple tulips and radiant, delicate yellow flowers.
I envy a person who can make flowers grow because I have the least green thumb of anyone I know. Since I am going home soon and will miss enjoying these flowers on a regular basis, I just might have to try and grow a few on my own. Wish me luck; hopefully I can make the flowers live for at least a week!