As I hurry between classes every Monday morning I often encounter a little friend. I am in a rush, dashing from Electronics II to Micro-Economics while calling Sharon and looking for food. As I race down the glass hallway from Heath-Hardwick to Longview Hall I spot my friend. He lies upside down on pillar, contemplating the goodness of sleep. The sun warms his back. He rotates periodically to keep all legs warm. He does not worry about homework, papers, or micro-labs. He has no alarm clock and he takes no showers. He doesn't go to chapel.
I often envy my little friend. I dream of curling up beside him, skipping class, and simply enjoying the rays of the morning sun. He firmly grasps something I often miss: the joy of life lies not in hurry, but in rest.
So between classes I paused to remove my camera and snap a few shots of my sun-warmed friend. He didn't seem to mind my scary box. As I pocketed the camera I took a moment to pause. I stretched out my arms and enjoyed a little bit of sun too.
He seems to say "There's plenty of room on this pillar, and enough sun to go around. How about a nap?"