17 May 2010

It's Like Camp

It's like camp. Seminary at Sewanee is like camp. I have heard several people say this and I am really starting to believe it. You know when you come that you are only here for a short stay. You know (or at first try really hard to believe) that this will be a wonderful time in your life and it will be filled with laughter and joy. You will meet people that have come from all over the United States and you will be their friend.

Friday night cookouts, lots of pot luck dinners, walks around campus, play dates for the kids, and if you are lucky, you might just get some adult time sans children. If you are really lucky, you will get to go on field trips with just your girlfriends.

It's a fun place with lots to explore. There are lakes for swimming and fishing, trails for hiking and mountains for climbing. There are daffodils to pick, fire trucks to visit and horses to see. You know that you have to live here to really understand what a special place this is. It is magical.

You quickly realize that you will make some of your best friends in life and then there will come a time when you have to say goodbye. You will pack up your belongings and leave the mountain one by one. When it's over you will all go home, back to where you came from. You want to keep in touch and stay abreast of what is going on in their lives. But unlike camp, you won't be back next year. You will find a new camp. Maybe just a weekend camp. And, maybe just for the girls in new fun place.

It is like camp. And what a great camp it is.

1 comment:

Our Side of the Mountain said...

love it and love you.