Thursday, July 8, 2010

Packing and Moving Out

It's hard to realize that there is only 1 day left with my time at Brown. I love and miss the moments I had meals with my friends, listening to interesting lectures, and exploring the campus but most of all I'll miss the college environment. It's ironic that I was so anxious and nervous about the students here but after living with them for 3 weeks, I have grown to treat them like family and it's hard to just let them go.

Deciding to make the most out of my time here at Brown, Austin and I traveled to the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) which is a 5 minute walk from our dorms. We endured the blazing heat and what we got was astounding. Five floors of pure art, each floor devoted to several subcategories of art such as Asian art, Roman art, and religious sculptures. One sculpture I found interesting was a statue that was formed from the mold of the artist's brother who had cancer. I especially liked the writing part associated with the sculpture which gave his reasoning behind the statue: marking his brother's last battle with cancer with the depiction of Native Americans fighting the Americans.

The museum was very interesting and contained numerous elements of art history. The best thing at the museum wasn't the paintings or sculptures but the people working there. The employees were very sociable and weren't hesitant in giving me background information about the art works being displayed there.

As the time winds down I feel like turning the clock back to never let the time pass but time always go on and I have to accept that. As Brown II Session moves in and Brown Session I moves out, I have to pass the torch onto them and wish them the best of luck. One more day...

a buddha statue

1 comment:

  1. William,

    It's hard to believe you've all been gone for three weeks now. I'm betting that the idea of sleeping in your own beds and eating familiar cooking is something you can hardly wait to enjoy. There's nothing like sleeping in your own bed.