College is crazy.
But I love the culture here. I've had more deeply intellectual and philosophical conversations here than I did all summer (read: I've had my brain stretched greatly and now I feel possibly less smart than I did two weeks ago!). Like I said before, I've met tons of people, and already have a circle of amazing friends that I know I can count on, and I've only known them for 11 days! Or less. I've heard great stories, I've heard silly stories, I've heard boring stories and stories that made no impact on me whatsoever. I think I've grown in many ways in just these 11 days, which I weird and cool to me at the same time.
I ought to be talking about a piece of art, but I wanted to talk about my college! So I considered just posting this without a word about art. But that's not okay, because art is a big deal to me! That's one of the things that hasn't (and will not) change--my love of art. So I'm going to share this picture I took in Haiti:
Like I say in the Etsy description, this picture makes me think of the hope and excitement shining brightly just on the other side of the door. Here at college everyone's focus seems to be on the future, and the future looks bright and beautiful. So here's to hope. And here's to opening that door and leading people through it into hope.