Category Archives: Week 3: Failure, Success, and Leaving the World

Week 3 posts.

Sunshine – by George

On Saturday morning, while snow was still falling, I looked outside my dorm window and saw a glaring world of snow, which almost matches the piles of snow of the winter of 2011 that took several months to accumulate – … Continue reading

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Reflection by Ge Cui

It was 5:30 p.m. when I sat in Haskell’s common room and saw the reflection of myself on the window covered with cars outside on Packard Avenue.   Look into a window. The darker the outside, the clearer I see … Continue reading

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The Burning House – Min Zhong

Min Zhong Assignment 3 After a two days snow, children and students were having fun by sliding down at the President Lawn. At the President Lawn, Children’s laughter, Spread through the whole Tufts Community     In Hojoki Visions of … Continue reading

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As I Crossed a Drift of Snow

In a house with friends during the blizzard, gathered around a few musical acts. Candlelit bodies Acoustic harmonies are all we need to keep warm We began this week by talking about Japanese lyricism. The idea of universal lyrical competency … Continue reading

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Floating around in a world of burning houses? LEAVE NOW!

By Laura Sabia I played in the snow with my dog as we walked around my neighborhood in Montreal at midnight. Wisps of snow settle Around her happy, wet face- I let loose my grip. This week, we were presented … Continue reading

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Snow day mornings

I woke up Saturday morning after two feet of snow had just fallen and took a few minutes to lie silently in bed. Window glows A clock ticks louder I found the coupling of success and failure, or “what goes … Continue reading

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Week 3

Not this week.   In class we discussed Hojoki and how its author was compelled to seek a life of “complete seclusion” (Lecture 2/6). To me it seemed like the main reason he did that was because he was getting … Continue reading

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Finding Success in Failure and Escaping the World

During one of the snow days, I was walking by the bookstore to the President’s Lawn when I turned to see a small opening of blue sky. Blue sky Penetrating the haze Glazes a snow day This week’s class discussion … Continue reading

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The house, the house, the house is on fire

I was on my way to class when I saw, intermingled with the mass of students leaving the library, a friend from freshmen pre-orientation who I have not talked to in a year and half. An old friend walks by— … Continue reading

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the burning house

Woke up earlier than usual on Sunday morning because it was bright outside, so I opened the window and smelled the snow. Morning arrived earlier Waiting behind the shutter Sunlight, the smell of snow. Last week we talked about the … Continue reading

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