The Sublime

Merry Christmas–

“Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry

Longfellow is one of the most beloved American poets of all time. His poetry is well, simply sublime. He wrote, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” and “Christmas Bells.” Classic.

Next semester Professor Adam Potkay will be teaching a “heavy” course on the sublime.There is nothing more sublime than watching Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination from your dorm room window.

My last few weeks of the semester were spent working on a term paper for my Senior Seminar on black writers in English society with Professor Jacquelyn McLendon. The sound of fireworks was somehow comforting, cathartic during a time of high stress and vulnerability. Senior year has been more exciting than stressful. Yet I find myself indulged in future plans, future goals, future dreams.

There are several things I am looking forward to in 2010. Basketball games with the pep band, the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration, Valentine’s Day, William & Mary Charter Day, Race for the Cure and of course, Admitted Students Day. The interns are so excited to meet you all!

I am abundantly thankful for the year, for the amazing people I’ve met and the times that I’ve had at the College and beyond. I am a firm believer in new beginnings…

Bring on the New Year—

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