Things I saw in Cambridge today:
-Little kids blowing bubbles outside CPL
-Cherry blossoms outside the library in full bloom
-A pastel purple house with cardboard signs in the windows saying “YES YOU CAN”
-Red graffiti on electric boxes
-“Shop thrift, fight AIDS”
-An old lady with pig tails and confetti in her hair
-A bunch of people dressed as Vikings going to a bar that was brightly decorated and crowded
-A kid riding on the back of his dad said hi to me

Today ended at 3:11 AM.
For me at least. I guess technically it ended at 11:59 PM, but since I’m going to bed now, it ended there.
It was one of those days that, as my friend put it, I “wasn’t necessarily going to remember everything, but I was going to remember how I felt.”
And today I experienced joy. Not just happiness, but joy in its truest form.
I woke up late but not late enough that I couldn’t enjoy the sun and spring temperatures. I rode the T to Cambridge and studied in the library. I listened to Louis Armstrong sing about how wonderful the world is as little kids blew bubbles, all set to a hazy afternoon glow. On the walk back I saw a house painted purple that had the words “YES YOU CAN” written on cardboard in the windows. The Mass Avenue bridge provided the usual beautiful site of the Boston skyline, one I don’t think I will ever get tired of. I ate an ice cream as I walked through the Common. I walked to the reflecting pool and met my friends. We walked back under a pastel lit sky, with the city lights and sounds of Boylston. We walked across the Boston marathon finish line. We played the same board game for about 3 hours. We made a midnight run to Bovas, being extremely giddy and nostalgic the whole way. We even talked about what the Boston Marathon meant to us, which I haven’t done with anyone really. And now I’m in bed, thinking about the most perfect day and thinking of how many days I’ve had here that were just like this one-perfect the whole day through- that I can’t remember precisely, but remember the feeling. And that’s what’s important in the end. I truly felt joy today and I felt it the whole day through. Joy from places and joy from people. When I think about it, that’s the way I want my life to be.

ITS BEEN SO LONG SINCE IVE SEEN ONE OF THESE!

ITS BEEN SO LONG SINCE IVE SEEN ONE OF THESE!

With the semester winding down, I’m realizing how much I’m gonna miss waking up in this room and seeing all the people on my floor.

With the semester winding down, I’m realizing how much I’m gonna miss waking up in this room and seeing all the people on my floor.

04/07/14
It’s just nice that the Common is actually green again.

04/07/14
It’s just nice that the Common is actually green again.

04/08/14
Veni. Vidi. Vici.
When Free Cone day came to Boston, I carpe diemed the hell out of that shit. Candy Bar Pie was worth the wait.

04/09/14
Woah! I haven’t posted in a crazy long time. Spring has finally hit Boston so I’ve been out and about. Today the art class visited MIT to see all of the modern art there…some Dr. Seuss level architecture going on here. Also, beautiful views over the Charles!

Fire alarm in my building…at least I got some floor bonding out of it!

03/24/14
The wind was crazy today!

03/24/14
The wind was crazy today!

03/26/14
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03/26/14
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