Day 18 – Half the Sum of All Our Fears

June 11th, 2014 – BSLL

Although this today marked the last day of our research projects, another momentous event became blatantly obvious. The emotions elicited by my final trek into the wilderness of Lalo Loor for spine data could only be replaced by something completely ubiquitous in the lives of college students. The moment which I cryptically speak of is an evaluation of all the knowledge that has been imparted upon us thus far. Plants, birds and insects claimed my mind in the days leading up to the moment of truth. But after extensive preparation through late-night candlelit study sessions and morning group quiz meetings, the test proved to be survivable. But I’m sure people wanted to do more than just “survive”. Though with the accuracy of our instructor’s throwing arm, I think “surviving” here will definitely be in the realm of possibility. And afterwards, everyone will celebrate their lack of immediate academic obligation with card games and jovial conversation. You learn a lot about people here. Life is good in the D.T.F.

This definitely did not feel romantic. The dying bugs struggling in the candle wax kind of dampened the mood.
This definitely did not feel romantic. The dying bugs struggling in the candle wax kind of dampened the mood.