Tuesday, April 26, 2011
As much as myself and the other students out here have been trying incredibly hard not to think about our approaching departure from the City of Angels, it's one of those things that we just can't help to have on the top of our minds.
Last week, I was talking to my roommate and we tried to figure out the concept of time and how "time flies by." Crazy, right? I can't explain how we came to that topic of conversation. I guess we were both feeling really philosophical and introspective. There's the mind of an Ithaca College student for you - always daring to be the critical thinker. Overall, we were trying to pinpoint how and why humans perceive time the way we do. For example, when we hiked to the Hollywood Sign our first week out here, well, that single event seems like it happened a long time ago. But, when we look at this semester as a whole, it feels like it flew by. Honestly, I may not be explaining this clearly, but I think most of you will recognize where I'm coming from. I've said it before (much to the chagrin of others), but the LA Program is almost like a vacation, or at least it feels like it to the students. We're not tied down to five or six classes and a multitude of extracurriculars, projects and meetings. A big part of the program is exploring a city where I'm sure the vast of majority of us, including myself, hope to return to someday. We're exploring the city, we're working in the industry and we're making connections that we hope will prove us well somewhere in the future.
Think about an event that you can truly say was "the time of your life." It can be a vacation, a party, a concert, sporting event ... anything. Got it? Good. Now think about how you felt when you realized your time on that trip or at that party was winding down. You wish more than anything that you can maybe just once, turn back the clock to repeat it all over again. Well, as is the unfortunate case in a non-fictional world without Doc Brown and a tricked out DeLorean, we can't go back in time, but we can relive the memories. I've been going through the blog posts I've written and the pictures I've taken. So, in thinking about these memories, I thought "Hey, why put together a list of the 'top things' of this semester?" Much to my surprise, I'm having trouble coming up with a list. Actually, I'm a pretty indecisive person, so I really shouldn't be surprised, but that's besides the point. The point is: HELP ME COME UP WITH A LIST! What do you want to hear about that I haven't already discussed. The favorite place I've eaten? Favorite place near the water? What do you want to know. No question is too big or too small.
I could feasibly come up with a list myself, but that would just be WAY too easy. Leave a comment and let ME know what YOU want to know. Cool? Cool.