Hmm…

I haven’t written anything in awhile because Cornell’s been keeping me occupied. Now is pre-thanksgiving crunch time so how did I find time to write in this? Well let’s just say I have Cadence open right now so I’m pseudo-working :)

It’s sort of hard to believe that my senior year in college has come and is almost half over already. On the one hand, I’m glad because I’m burned out from studying. On the other, it means that I’ll have to move on to “the next step in life” which is, as always, uncertain.

Being in such a competitive school and society, it’s so easy to get caught up in what I loosely refer to as the “rat race.” I get caught up in it probably everyday, stressing about all the homework I need to do, complaining about classes I don’t like, and freaking out over job interviews. The atmosphere is rather ambitious; it’s like everyone expects that everyone else is going to be successful in some amazing way, and people want to meet or exceed those expectations. Yeah, being an engineer sucks because it’s hard and a lot of work, but hey – no pain no gain right? In the “end” it’s all worth it because eventually you get a good job or some advanced degree that allows you to contribute to the world intellectually, make money and be financially well off for the rest of life. A glorious thought, no?

But I can’t help remembering Exodus 15:11 – it describes God as “glorious in holiness.” There are a lot of things in the world – no, the universe – that can be described as glorious. Someone starting out with nothing, but through hard work and labor becomes successful and famous (aka the American dream) – glorious. The underdog coming out with the victory – glorious. A work of art crafted with unmatched precision – glorious. A symphony and choir filling a cathedral with majestic harmony – glorious. The earth and all its unique creations – glorious. The stars, planets, and galaxies in orbit – glorious. I think you get the point – many things are glorious. Few, however, are glorious because they are holy.

What kind of glory am I pursuing?

Fading Autumn

Yesterday I decided to take a long walk and try to soak in my last fall at Cornell while it’s still (barely) here. I took a bunch of pictures and I wish I had gone a little earlier, when there were more leaves and color on the trees. I wish I had visited earlier too, cause then I could’ve taken my parents there – they would’ve really liked it. I’m thinking of going again sometime in the winter in the snow. We’ll see how time permits.

Here are some of my favorite pictures:

Leaves on the pavement.

Leaves on the pavement.

Leaf hanging on fence

Leaf hanging on fence

Cornell Plantations Arboretum

Cornell Plantations Arboretum

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