Midsummer in February!

Hello everyone!

I hope you’ve been having a great week!  Life here at Luther has been very…cold…lately, but only in the meteorological sense.  The constant stream of new activities and events has far from frozen.  In fact, spring semester is just warming up! 

(Did you like that pun?  I tried really hard.)

This Saturday, the snow outside was perfect packing snow, prime for snowman creation and snow fort construction and all manner of snowball fights.  Within several hours, four snowmen (at least) had cropped up all over campus.  And they were very creatively dressed!  One looked positively dapper sporting a cardboard box hat.  Another had a hairdo made from dead hydrangea blossoms and pine needles.  The latter, according to one of its creators, was named Cilantro.  Luther students are nothing if not creative!

Unfortunately, all of these snowmen met their untimely end by cold-blooded decapitation by party poopers.  RIP Cilantro.

In other news, on Friday night the stage of Luther’s Center for Faith and Life was graced by the incredible Dance Alive National Ballet, which performed a fantastic rendition of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The show is all about fairies and magic, and I don’t think there was a person in the audience who wasn’t absolutely enchanted.  For one thing, the entire performance hall was transformed – an enormous backdrop and various set pieces were hung from the ceiling, and huge curtains were suspended on either side to create a backstage area.  And then, of course, there was the dancing, which is a magic all of its own.  Afterwards, the lobby of the CFL was filled with little girls (and a few college students) doing pirouettes and grand jetés.  There was also an opportunity to meet with the dancers themselves, which was pretty amazing.  If you’re interested in watching the company practice for the performance, you can watch them on their Youtube channel here.  I’m so glad I went to the show!

Luther really does offer such a wide range of great events to attend, and there’s always something new going on!  Whether it’s sharing a “shelfie” with the library to win cool prizes, or visiting the fabulous free sample fair in the Union (in which the local producers of C-store food come and feed us tiny portions of delicious things for free), or getting a Coke float in your dorm’s social lounge from the Luther service organization APO (also for free) – there is always, always, ALWAYS something to do.  And I love it.  Especially when free food is involved.  (Thank you for the free food, APO and local food producers!)

But you know what else I love, in addition to events at Luther?  Sleep.  I love sleeping.  So I’m going to end this post here now, so I can do exactly that.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!  And have a Happy Valentine’s Day this Saturday!

Here is a photo of Cilantro the Snowman in her better days, prior to her most unfortunate beheading.
The Dance Alive National Ballet takes a bow at the end of their epic performance.

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