On January 19, the University of Virginia will return to its busy, bustling self once the Spring Semester begins once more. It’s shocking to realize that in between the Fall and Spring semesters the world somehow manages to enter a brand new year. Strange, huh?
And so we welcome 2011, the first year in this brand new decade. It was only 10 years ago when we transitioned into a new Millenium. With this, the passage of time and it’s unforgiving momentum becomes more and more clear. It is impossible to fight or change, so how do we deal with relentless change?
Inevitably, new objects age and turn old, but at the same time, old memories lead to new exciting experiences and choices. It’s probably because of how temporary all these things are that make each instant in life memorable and beautiful. What kind of world would we be living in if instead of fleeting sparks of passion and desire, each moment of sadness/happiness were infinite? It rips the meaning of emotion and right from life’s hands. It would be a total contradiction. One could perhaps think of our lives as linear, moving from one thing to another, never multiple things at once. Read More