When we are all in such far-flung places, it’s hard to recreate the ambient, happenstance, joyous community we had at the University of North Carolina. You could walk outside and continue a conversation left off a few weeks back with a random friend, and even the finer details wouldn’t suffer. That’s what I miss most about those days, but when a night like this comes along, it’s wonderful to know all those people – all you people, in many cases – are all doing and thinking the same thing, just like always.
It’s unbelievably late as I write, and we can talk post-mortem in the morrow, but right now I just want to close my eyes and remember warm breezes at night, and the collective experience of a few thousand other like-minded souls, so happy for an irrational reason, but so happy nonetheless. The closest we can come to it now? I clicked on my Facebook friends page, and started swimming in amniotic goodness.
This is only about a quarter of the entries I saw tonight, and I hope folks don’t mind that I’m reposting these here, but this makes me, in an uncomplicated word, happy: