Don’t use words too big for the subject.  Don’t say “infinitely” when you mean “very”; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.” C.S. Lewis

I love SCAD. This quote was on the white board when I walked into my English class early this morning and it truly made me feel connected.

A few weeks ago I watched Shadowlands; a movie about C.S. Lewis staring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.  While watching the film I kept thinking about how amazing it must have been for those Oxford students to be taught by C.S. Lewis.  Did they know and understand who was teaching them or were they more concerned with their grades?  I think about the professor’s I’ve had and how they spend time in their own studios producing work and engaging the muse.  It’s incredible to spend so much time around creative energy.

I’m truly enthusiast about my art school adventure. The work is challenging and I am constantly inspired.  This conviction gives me great comfort because Jeff will be heading to Austin this Spring and Peyton and I decided to stay here and see what happens with school.  I’m hoping for a scholarship so I can continue my studies.  I have another 2 years and that will mean a long distance relationship for a while.  I can’t say that it will be worth it.  Jeff and I thrive in each others company.  We enjoy spending time together, but sometimes the world provides an opportunity and you have to take it or risk living with regret.  And this is where we both find ourselves.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking for signs to let me know that I’m making the right decision.  But sign or not, “receiving” a message from C.S. Lewis, after being so inspired by the movie is just one more reason that I feel I am exactly where I need to be… for now.

Peace in,

Tami

 

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