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This weekend is better, for lack of a better word, even though the amount of work left to do seems almost insurmountable. (I have a 30 page paper due by tomorrow evening and I only have five pages complete.) Gosh darnit, I needed a break. So, I was pretty glad that yesterday was Wilson Colleges' first annual Labyrinth Project.

For those of you who may not know, a labyrinth is like a maze, but unlike a maze it is designed to help you find yourself. So, when the oppurtunity to walk it in whatever interpretation to could get out of it, I chose to participate. Aly, Emily, and her boyfriend Casey and I, along with 30 or more people chose to help build it starting at 9:00 a.m. yesterday morning.

It's really amazing how an event like from Chaplain Rosie, turned into reality in no time. I believe girls should be more like this, in that if "they can believe it, they can achieve it," and I don't care how cliche that sounds.

It's true!

The most interesting things about these rocks was that everyone on campus was invited to paint on them, which was neat because people have different ideas of creativity. There were rocks painted into watermelons, turtles, flowers, and even some that were made in remembrance of the Boston city bombings and even friends who passed away too soon.

Carlita Gringola interpretive dancing.

It was neat to see how people walked the Labyrinth. Some with confidence and others with apathy. All the same, I give them a round of applause for helping our Chaplains wish come true.

This was a volunteer experience no one could take from me. The labyrinth will be up for display until next Saturday. It is then that rocks could be picked up or left on the green so that the rocks could be used for future patio decorations.

I am really proud of the elementary students I tutor on Mondays and Wednesdays as they too had the oppurtunity to paint a rock of their own. In fact, I am hoping for tomorrow's tutoring session will lead us to all of us walking the labyrinth.

My students, Irvin and Lizbeth will really enjoy this. I am sure of it. I can already see their faces light up as they find that their rocks, along with the rest of the student's rocks, were used as a part of this piece. I can not wait.



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