|Dreary Day On The Quad|
I walk out of the rain, and into a room in which my classmates and I are discussing topics before class such as our favorite movie versions of Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," the tone the author took for the homework assignment, what kind of writing we love or hate, and most importantly our own type of writing style.
We may be a group of literature lovers in "Literature 240" class who become moved by a romanticized poem about a field of flowers, fall in love with an author's style of writing, or cry at moving points of a novel, such as the loss of a lover; but I feel like we can be considered more than that.
Everyone has their niche...
Something they take a profound pride in, whether it is enthusiasm about an algorithm for math, or a new piece of music - we all have something that moves us.
At UNC Asheville, students are able to find that niche...
Or multiple ones they love and find the one best for their future profession.
For instance, I'm an art lover and can talk constantly about it.
But writing moves me.
I become so passionate when I talk about readings I've done, pieces I've written, and things I cannot wait to write.
When you become so passionate about something that you just feel an emotional change in yourself, that is when you know it is an aspect to keep in your life.
I've known for awhile that I love to write and read, it's just a type of connection that is hard for me to find elsewhere... but all of my classes at school have only instilled this realization from this year...
Who knows, maybe I could have been a math lover?
That's what liberal arts schools want to make sure - that you know for sure what you are passionate about; this is one of the main goals of UNC Asheville that they fulfill by having you take a little bit of every subject.
As I sit here, I can't help but think of my favorite pieces of literature...
Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Lord Byron, Jane Austen; and then of course modern writers such as Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, L.J. Smith, and so on.
Literature is a part of me, and I'm thankful that I can express it here.