But This View Right Here is Beautiful

I walk across campus to the class where I'm scheduled to give a guest lecture, and my thoughts revolve around all the things I need to do.  Hands down, this has been the busiest week of the semester.  I haven't reached my daily quota of essays to grade for two straight days, I added another six presentations to evaluate from my morning classes, my husband is traveling for the weekend, and my kids have an ill-timed Friday off from school, which has prevented me from seizing even a spare moment that otherwise might have presented itself today.

I feel crunched.  It's like I'm in a tunnel, like I'm being pressed in from every direction.

But then I lift my head and actually look at my surroundings. 

It's beautiful.  Really, really beautiful.  Campuses were made for days like this, in fact.  And in the midst of all the busyness, I take one moment to appreciate the view.

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