“And I was happy in those first days as really I’d never been before, roaming like a sleepwalker, stunned and drunk with beauty.”
Richard Papen from The Secret History written by Donna Tartt, describing his first days at Hampden College (fictional Bennington College)
I love this book as well as the sentiment. I felt the same the way my first weeks at Smith. Let’s make higher education sustainable enough for future generations to experience the same wash of emotional and community.