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Monday, February 23rd, 2004
4:35 pm - second update ever.
Sorry if this doesn't come out the most aesthetically pleasing entry ever, but i had to come home and write about it. It might seem trivial to some of you, but I just witnessed something truly and amazingly beautiful. As I was walking home from my Organic Lab at Brown today, I heard a funny noise in the sky. I looked up and what I saw literally gave me chills. Above my head were well over 150 geese in various V shapes, migrating all together. They let out little calls to let each other know where they were going. There had to be at least 12-15 different V-formations. I stopped as I was walking and just stared straight up into the sky--I watched them change positions in their formation, each taking its turn as the leader, each sharing a part of the load, each blocking some of the wind for the others that followed. I was awestruck. I just thought....wow....now that is God. There has always been something beautiful to me about watching geese fly. Only God could have designed something so beautiful and so breath-taking. It reminded me of Ben Mahuron's funeral. When Ben died, his dad Mo told all of us kids that Ben always admired the geese--how they each took the lead to guide the others safely home. Mo asked us then who would be the next to head up the V...wow. I don't necessarily think that I have fulfilled my position in the front of the V. I could ramble on excuses as to why, but in all actuality it's nothing but my own fault. I have often let myself get distracted with boyfriends, school, friends...like pastor Gary would say, I have found myself running towards moral insanity at times. I know that that is part of being a kid, part of being at college...part of being a human....part of growing. I have tried, I have failed, I have gotten discouraged, I have strayed...I have come back home. I don't know, like I said...this might be trivial to all of you, but to me it was just a little way for God to say hello and make sure that I'm still looking up to him.

current mood: peaceful
current music: Bob Dylan -- Forevrer Young

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Friday, February 13th, 2004
12:21 am - Here we go again
Okay, so I think that this is the third or fourth...fifth maybe? online journal that i've ever done. But hey, these things can be fun so I decided to go ahead and plug away at this ol' keys...update a few friends on how things aer with me. Hmm...not a lot of interest to add to this, nothing huge going on. Mostly my life is dominated with school and studying for the MCATs. Ah yes, the MCATs. I take them on April 17th and I'm not quite sure that I"m ready for them. Wait, wait...I know that I'm not. Yup, quite stressful but I've gone out and spent a good few hundred bucks on those Kaplan MCAT books. The way I see it, it's much cheaper than the $1500 for the class. Yup. thankfully the content of this journal will be much more upbeat than disheartening as in years past. Wow. Things have changed. Well, I guess that's it for now. I just thought that i"d go ahead and let y'all peak in on me. Hope things are okay with everyone.

Nighty night!
Al

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