It's eerie to see most of the campus in black. I'm not wearing black because (1) i don't own any plain black shirts, (2) i didn't know this was planned until after i'd gotten dressed, and (3) i don't know exactly what the wearing black is supposed to symbolize. Is it solidarity with the Grassroots Organization? 'Cause while i respect what they're trying to do, i don't agree with all their demands. In LJland i found: "We are asking staff and students to wear black tomorrow (Wednesday, April 24) as a sign of solidarity against intolerance." That i can agree with. But like i said, i don't own any black shirts anyway. It's weird, though. I feel like because i'm not wearing black i'm seen as not supportive or something. Oh well.
Since i basically blew off any work yesterday, i was gonna be a good kid today. I didn't get up until 9:30 so i would be all rested and everything. And suddenly i have no day left. I got my glasses fixed and bought comfort food, and here's the rest of my day:
4pm: all-college meeting
5:45pm: "brown-out" at Gardiner (the house which has had the most incidents recently) I hear there's gonna be discussion and stuff, but i haven't decided if i'm gonna go or not.
screening for my Lit. Study class
9pm: house meeting to discuss the events of the past few weeks
It's gonna be a long night. Not to mention, the tension all over campus is not helping my focus or motivation to do schoolwork. My apathy to write about Paradise Lost
and Pride and Prejudice
(interesting titles given the current campus situation) and such seems so much less important in the face of this.
Joan's away message:
“Where are we going? And why am I in this hand basket?"
– Bumper sticker