Truth Universally Acknowledged

September 9, 2011

Sophos kai moros

Filed under: Uncategorized — mboesl @ 11:40 pm

Back at School. What an interesting, mulit-faceted experience. There is the meeting of old friends, the making of new friends, the newness of campus competing with the old familiarity. The new perspective of a second-year. In high school, I really didn’t understand the roots of Sophomore. (soph- wise, moros- fool). Now, in college, I have a better idea. We are wise. We have been through a full year in college. We are tested and tried, and are back for more. We know where bathrooms, bookstores, and classrooms (mostly) are located. I looked over my schedule the morning before classes started and discovered that my German class was in a building ominously named 35 Broadway. Now I know Broadway street; it contains such academic institutions as American Apparel, North Face and J. Crew. Was my German class going to occur in the midst of women’s petite small flower print blouses and stylish leather footwear? The answer was a discouraging no. There happens to be a building located in a back alley that randomly houses classrooms and a writing center. Who knew?

We know how to work the Yale system to our advantage, how to complain about the dining halls and how to play Sporcle in class while still planning on doing well. We are unleashed, no Sophomore orientation, just a small card to fill out, and we are on our way. But at the same time, our uncertainties (my uncertainty) about the future grow steadily. What major should I pick? How will I know? Based on this uncertainty, what will I take this semester? And just when one has really gotten going on thinking about these problems, the dark ominous horizon looms in the distance: graduation. We are supposedly being prepared for an occupation, or some means of making a living. And most of us haven’t the foggiest clue what that will be. On the positives, I think sophmores are the humblest group of people. The high school superiority we wore at the beginning of our freshman year has been brutally scrubbed off, and we have not yet attained the height of rapture that is Senior year. No, we wait silently in our little purgatory, awaiting the day we will be something.

But we have a lot of fun waiting.



  1. I’m glad you finally decided to grace the online world with your presence again. Tis about time. 😉 Thought about this quote when I read about your uncertainties regarding future paths: “Certainty is the mark of the common-sense life: gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness, it should be rather an expression of breathless expectation. We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God. Immediately we abandon to God, and do the duty that lies nearest, He packs our life with surprises all the time.” If you have a copy of My Utmost for His Highest lying about you should read the whole passage- I think it’s the April 29th reading? You’ll get exactly where you’re supposed to be, I’m confidant of that. God doesn’t abandon the work of His hands.

    Comment by hk — September 11, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply

  2. Fantastic stuff from both you and Holly. Love you and we are so looking forward to seeing you next month!

    Comment by DAD — September 13, 2011 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

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