All Is (Not) Calm, But All Is Bright: Merry Musings Vol. 5

all is bright

‘Twas the week before finals and all through OU, all the students are frantic, and I guess I am, too.

(Though if I’m being honest, at least 10% of my stress this week derives from the fact that I accidentally left all of my Christmas socks at home before I returned from Thanksgiving break– bah! Humbug.)

Just as the stress of the season starts to take its Grinch-ish toll on the campus morale, the elves of Athens appear and decorate the streets with wreaths, lights and other festive trimmings. It’s like the icing of merriment upon the rapidly crumbling gingerbread houses the students call sanity.

All is not calm, but all is bright.

On Friday evening, I corralled my trusty sidekicks into the cold so I could experiment with night photography– a little elfish, yes, but ’tis the season. The two dutifully toted my tripod and warned me every time a moving vehicle was within 25 yards of me as I tried to take pictures from the middle of the street. In return, they received a few festive portraits that I forced them to pose for so I could take advantage of the twinkling background.

Their patience is like the gift that keeps on giving.

For those of you who are not able to enjoy Athens, Ohio, in the month of December (or any time of the year, for that matter!), here are some snapshots from the Court Street-turned-North Pole (pre-rapidly crumbling gingerbread house, of course!).

all is bright

all is bright

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all is bright

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all is bright

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Sidekick #1
all is bright
Sidekick #2

This week, may your musings be merrier than your finals and group projects– if they are, share them on social media with #MerryMusings.

One Reply to “All Is (Not) Calm, But All Is Bright: Merry Musings Vol. 5”

  1. Great post!! I love your pictures!!

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