Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Since I was gone Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and could not check my email, I found out Saturday night when i was finally home alone that a classmate from Drury passed away last Wednesday. Her name was Alexandra Parker, and she sat across from me in my Global Awareness class. A couple of my friends from Drury knew her pretty well, but I didn't. I was only friends with her on facebook, but seeing her presence around campus, I thought she seemed like such a sweet and intelligent girl. I haven't been able to get my mind off of her passing since Saturday evening.
I think I could probably rattle on about this for a long time, but I just have to say that this tragedy helped to open my eyes, as all kinds of shocking incidents might do, to the fact that loving people is the most important thing in life, aside from loving God. Sometimes I need to be reminded of this fact because I am so selfish and weak. Being young it can be difficult to accept something so sudden and scary like the death of a classmate or loved one, or simply the fact that we are human and not invincible. I wish that this had not happened, and even that I had gotten to know her while I had the chance, but I know that God will work through this awful situation.
Alexandra Parker, so many people loved you and your death has left a gap in the lives of many. May you rest in peace.
"...And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. " Revelation 21:4
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Although it would officially complete my first week of classes this semester, a snow day sounds like a better plan for tomorrow.Some things I hope to do with my time?-Repair all broken pieces of clothing and jewelry on my craft table, or as many as may be repaired-Wrap Josh's birthday present and brainstorm ideas for creative birthday cards and items for other friends-Launder-Finish Frankenstein- And maybe even an extra project or two...So much has happened in the past week, both in my life and out in the world. The speed of time rolling along is overwhelming, and my semester promises to be a stressful one. My goal is to keep my eyes on Christ and those around me and carry out each day with love, patience, and care.
Something about this photo of Kanye West really struck me. Apparently it was taken at a Louis Vuitton show in Paris. I can't really put words to it but it is a strangely beautiful image, not particularly aesthetically pleasing to me (perhaps because of what Kanye represents in my mind). The photo seems profound and almost epic, yet not beautiful. In my literature class we have been talking about the difference between the beautiful and the sublime, the sublime being something profound and aweful (awe-inspiring) and beautiful being something that can be more shallowly appreciated. As an example, a pretty flower would be considered beautiful but Mount Everest is somewhat terrifying, brooding, and inspirational, so it could be thought of as sublime.
What category do you think this fits into? Thoughts?
p.s. There are probably a lot more photos I could think of to post onto this question, but most of them fall under the category of sublime for sure, as I associate it with tragic events and such.