Nov. 7th, 2014
12:30pm. In a secluded group study room at the third Tier of Haverford Magill Library, I waved goodbye to my speaking partner in Japanese class. 12:32pm. I was certain I would be able to catch the 12:45pm blue bus back since it only takes 5 minutes to get to the bus stop. 12:36pm. I was lost. I was circling around and around from the first tier to second tier, back to the basement, passing through compact study carrels. “ Where is the exit? ” I felt trapped also anxious about missing the bus. 12:41pm. I was finally out of the library, felt relieved and widened my stride. 12:46pm. I was there at the bus stop, but the blue bus was gone. The next blue bus wouldn’t come until an hour later, so instead of sit and wait, I walked back school. It was fall. Everything was so orange.
Every day I take Blue Bus to Haverford. I did not know how much I missed until my first walk. I take things for granted not enjoying the sight. I googlemapped that the main road, Lancaster Avenue, which runs from Downingtown all the way to Downtown Philadelphia. Every town was attached to one another. If you know the orientation of the town, you can easily find it through driving. It’s so convenient from town to town and is which route SEPTA follows. It makes me think about what Doctor Luisa mentioned the fall line, a vertically line through New Jersey to Georgia. People would got easily to places.
Heading back to Bryn Mawr. I entered into a golden world. The most obvious is the Japanese Maple trees. It reminds me of home. There’s a saying in China called “Fallen leaves return to the origins.” “Bright orange and red fall foliage” reminds me of home. Thanksgiving is coming. Everyone misses home. And the crimson fallen leaves like they understand us, reflecting our emotion. Each season Bryn Mawr has its own looking. Spring, Cherry Blossom. Summer, Flowers. Fall, Maple trees. Winter, bare tree branches, which makes students know of each seasons. But I am also curious about why those various kinds of trees can actually be planted in the same soil. Is there any techniques?
Bryn Mawr College Tree Tour. Bryn Mawr: Bryn Mawr College Students and Faculty, n.d. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.