Not terribly surprisingly, the end of the semester is the same pretty much everywhere.
And thus, here I am, in front of the computer, simultaneously counting up and counting down. The pages, ever increasing. What remains, ever decreasing. Just a few more pages, a few more days, and then, before I know it, a winter break full of all the people I love the best. And, when one is in the midst of papers that seem more useless busywork than useful mental exercises, it helps to keep that in perspective. Soon soon soon! In the meantime, jasmine green tea and Joni Mitchell.