I found the link to this article on Facebook tonight. It struck me how unfair life can be, someone with this much to offer leaving this world much too early, but I was also inspired, and I know after you read it I know you will be too.
What Marina Keegan writes about feeling at Yale, is exactly how I feel about Michigan State. While reading I pictured my dorm, work, apartment, the bars, friends I’ve made along the way and all the experiences I’ve had. Spartan Nation is unlike anything else. I thank God everyday for the blessings I have in my life; my family, friends, education, a place to call home. No one should ever take those memories and blessings for granted.
These are her words:
“We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life. What I’m grateful and thankful to have found at Yale, and what I’m scared of losing when we wake up tomorrow and leave this place.
It’s not quite love and it’s not quite community; it’s just this feeling that there are people, an abundance of people, who are in this together. Who are on your team. When the check is paid and you stay at the table. When it’s four a.m. and no one goes to bed. That night with the guitar. That night we can’t remember. That time we did, we went, we saw, we laughed, we felt. The hats. (more…)