When I first came to Berry College, I was looking for a bit
of magic. For me, this can always be found in the small moments—the times that
are unique because they are ordinary. Like…
5. Berry in the rain. Now, I’m not
saying the rain doesn’t get old. But there is something beautiful about Berry
in the rain. Especially when a good Southern thunderstorm is rolling in from
the mountain, and you can see it coming across the fields, but you’re safe
inside your dorm by the time it hits.
4. Sitting in a hammock reading. There
are hammocks hanging all around campus for student use. I love taking my
literature reading out there and snuggling up with my books. It’s like a cocoon
of studying, and the fresh air is always relaxing.
3. Kilpatrick Commons. I’ve mention
this before, but I love to go sit by Kilpatrick Commons. I first took this
opportunity during a crazy week in my sophomore year. I had an essay to write,
but instead of cramming and forcing myself, I took a tea and some fruit to
Kilpatrick Commons and I just sat perfectly still, listening to the water, for
well over a half hour. It is a wonderful place to go shut down and just listen.
I find that work comes easier after that.
2. Fog in the morning. The fog at
Berry can be very heavy in the mornings. I’ve never ceased to find it
beautiful, especially when the light begins to filter down and everything turns
1. Audrey Morgan Hall at sunset. I
have so many happy memories of sitting outside the Jewel Box at Audrey Morgan
Hall. Relaxing on the stone porch, warmed from a day in the sun, and watching a
distant thunderstorm full of lightning, or sitting in one of the rocking chairs
and enjoying the deer and the sunset—these are just some of the reasons this is
a special spot.
The best part is that everyone has different magical places on the campus. I’m
sure there’s one for you.