Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!

You are here


purple's picture

I look at this photo whenever I am stressed or sad, often when I am at school or surrounded by school work. I am instantly calmed by the memory of taking this photo. I remember the clear blue water,  and the slight breeze in the air, but most of all I remember the sense of serenity and familiarity surrounded me. I was far from home in an unfamiliar place with people I had met only two weeks earlier, yet I was overcome with a unexpected feeling of comfort.  Looking at this photo today, it connects me to a new memory, a more recent one of my first week here at Bryn Mawr. Although I am once again in a new environment, I feel very much at home. For me, this photo will always be tied to similar memories and give me peace of mind, as it reminds me of who I am and where I belong.