The Value of Identity (12.19.2019)
Friday marks the end of my first semester as an employee at Villanova University. To date, it was my biggest leap as a working professional, and I haven't landed on anything sharp. This photo was taken right before I left on a rainy Saturday morning. Again... is anybody surprised that I was at the office on my own time? Bueller? Anyways, I captured this after the glistening light across the roof caught my attention.
After a quick editing session, the first thing that caught my eye was the crest above the entryway. When my eyes had finished analyzing the photo in total, I also noticed the multitude of linear angles between the crest and the cross.
In practicing Visio Divina, I have an immense feeling of gratefulness. With Garey Hall (featured) and several other buildings on campus, the crests and cross reign above any architecture as they symbolize a rich history and tradition. Therefore, I feel grateful to begin what I hope to be a worthwhile chapter within the novel of the University.
The image stirs a deep level of gratitude to my peers for the opportunity to join, work, and learn together. Additional gratitude is owed to those in the community outside of my everyday interactions. The people that I see every other week, in a monthly meeting, or once a semester... but still find ways to teach or guide me.
All of this has been written with the season of giving outside of my foresight. There are many popular quotes about loving what you do and doing what you love, but this really applies here. Did you read that I took this photo on a Saturday?
In conclusion, I am going to offer continued prayers of thanksgiving for the blessing within this opportunity. In addition, I will offer intentions for my colleagues, their loved ones and that they all may enjoy the upcoming break with those they love with safe arrivals to and from every time.
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