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

Week 3 posts.

Is the house burning?

Waking up early Saturday morning to a snow-covered campus. The morning stares silently as the snow falls onto the staircase.             The image of the material world as a burning house is a vivid one, … Continue reading

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Maybe I should get out more.

by Mandy Xu On Friday night, in the crescendo of the blizzard, I took a deep breath and trekked downhill to a party my team was throwing to celebrate a recent win. Stark white bullet sleet plunging — Struggling towards … Continue reading

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Houses and failure – Carlos Madeira

Was standing outside in the Carmichael parking lot with some friends on Sunday afternoon, admiring the piles of snow. Was temporarily blinded when the sun reflected its light off the snow. Clear sky- Snow reflecting the sunlight   I really … Continue reading

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The Samu-rise and Escaping that Burning House

by Ben deButts Friday night with snow falling all around me, I lied with my back against the huge tree on the prez lawn and looked up to observe the web of branches, struck by their natural complexity.   Branches … Continue reading

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Detachment

Alma Rominger   Having a long and hard day at work, on top of a week full of frustrations, emotions piled up and exploded as I left to walk home on Friday evening as the blizzard started; while I was … Continue reading

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Shukke

Sarah Marakos I was walking home from the gym Monday night while it was lightly snowing, and the snow on the street was glistening under the street lamps. The street lamp Makes every flake sparkle — A glimpse of bliss … Continue reading

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A House Might Crush You

By Julia Russell I was sitting in my room on Friday evening when I realized how quiet everything was without cars no the roads. Snow floats into the street in silence. We continued our discussion of Buddhism this week, still … Continue reading

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The Burning House

by Shawn Power I was watching the snow fall on Friday evening when I realized how deserted the world looked. Falling snow Swirling wind Seemingly an apocalypse The component of this week’s discussion that I found the most interesting was … Continue reading

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