Friday, November 4, 2011

Purple Shadows

This time of year I always get a little bit nostalgic thinking of the Lawn at UVA, my alma mater. And the words of this poem always come to mind...
If you live a long, long time, and hold honesty of conscience above honesty of purse [...] and love the beauty of noble music and mist-veiled mountains and blossoming valleys and great monuments- 
If you live a long time and, keeping the faith in all these things hour by hour, still see that the sun gilds your path with real gold and that the moon floats in dream silver; 
Remembering the purple shadows of the lawn, the majesty of the colonnades, and the dream of your youth, you may say in reverence and thankfulness:"I have worn the honors of Honor, I graduated from Virginia"  ~ The Honor Men


Thanks for letting me indulge in a moment of nostalgia. 

Now back to reality...hello, Africa!

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