Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Return to Campus

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I happed to be in the relative vicinity of my alma mater.  Since it was Easter weekend and most of the students had left campus, we decided to stop in and walk around a little bit to see howthings had changed. 

Many things remained the same, yet many had changed aswell.  Here are some photos from the trip. 

Timing on our little stop was interesting, as this year represents my 25th anniversary of my graduation.  It is hard to believe that so much time has passed.  What is even harder to believe is what those four years meant to my life. 

I’ve been walking this earth for 47 years, and I’d argue that there was no more meaningful period that would ultimately shape who I would become than those four years.  It changed me intellectually, socially, and spiritually.  It was the period in which I found most of my closest, life-long friends.  It was the period that pops into my head at least once per week with a fond memory.  I am who I am today as a direct result of the experiences I had in college. 

How incredible that such a short period of time can manifest itself so much in a life, especially when I consider some four year periods of my 30’s whereI can’t remember what the hell I did. 

I can’t wait for Homecoming this year.  God bless St. John’s University.

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