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Magic Moments: 9 “Magical” Spots on Campus?


A few days ago I was reading an article on the New York Times about Julia Hawkins, a 103-year-old woman who ran the 100-meter dash at the National Senior Games in Albuquerque. The headline immediately caught my attention as I was intrigued by her secrets for living a long and healthy life. Besides her smart advice on longevity and staying in shape, she shared a piece of heartwarming advice that left me thinking:

“…and look for magic moments. That is something that I have done in my life — think of the things that are magic moments that happen to you, like sunsets and sunrises, rainbows, beautiful birds, music and people’s lovely comments to you. All of those are magic moments and they are free for all. Be sure to keep your eye open for them.”

I’m planning to have this mindset from now on and be on the lookout for these moments. In the meantime, I have thought about some of the ones from these past three years at CSS, and even though some of them have been around Duluth, a lot of them have taken place on campus. These next few days I’m going to be sharing with you the spots where I’ve experienced some of those magic moments. While I can not guarantee you it will be a “magic moment” for you, I can assure you these places will bring some sense of calmness and peacefulness.

Here’s my list (they’re not written in any specific order):

  1. 1. Tower Hall’s fourth floor balcony.
  2. 2. Football/Soccer Field (at night)
  3. 3. Science Building (The whole place, but more specifically the study rooms on 3rd floor).
  4. 4. The front yard of Science Building.
  5. 5. The small garden between Tower Hall and the chapel. 
  6. 6. Art room on 5th floor Tower Hall.
  7. 7. Room I had no idea about on 5th floor Tower Hall (I’ll explain the location soon) 


And a couple extra ones that are not exactly on campus but are basically our school’s backyard:

  1. 8. What my friends and I call “Narnia” 
  2. 9. The hiking trails by the cemetery 


With that said, till next blog! —>Tower Hall’s fourth-floor balcony.

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