The World Awakens
March 23, 2017 Leave a comment
I’m fortunate to work on a beautiful college campus. I like to wake up early and stroll around the grounds before settling in to work at my desk, where I will spend most of the day staring at a computer screen. Sometimes I go on long walks; other times I saunter around for maybe fifteen minutes. I enjoy these walks because I get to watch the university wake up.
This time of year, in this chilly corner of the world that includes West Michigan, is perfect because in a matter of minutes the sky can progress from a celestial black, to a deep blue, to a radiant orange sunrise, as if a vast eyelid were opening from one end of the sky to the other. Then, within a matter of moments, a blanket of clouds may roll in and unleash a pattering of sleet, a whisper of snow, or a deluge of cold rain.