Writing and Communications
There are little things around campus that inspire me. Sometimes there's a corner with something previously unnoticed or the sun catches the side of a building and hangs on. Creatures of all sizes size me up as I walk from class to class. I had squirrel stop what he was doing and stare at me. It was a bit comical, but it was also cool to be noticed while noticing. Both us being creatures of habit and taking a moment to see one another.
When the flowers bloom little beings hover around ensuring natural processes. Between classes I can look around and take a mental break. I absorb the surrounding nature, the little things, and notice something or someone besides myself. In between sessions where my brain buzzes and thoughts whir, I can think about simplicity and natural processes and how they will keep happening, even if I make a bad grade.
Nature is reliable in that it exists and is continually present in my life. I could say something about environmentalism, but I think the first step to protecting or helping in any context is to take notice and to observe. Observing is the easiest thing to do, but I think it is the top thing people avoid doing. So please look at the details; flower petals where the bees and hornets have settled, the profile of a statue against a gray sky, how a building can look infinite from a certain angle. It's the unnoticed details around campus that make it beautiful.