Kids, always procrastinate. Don’t let anyone tell you any differently. That is how the best stuff happens. Trust me, I am a professional.*
Katie, Emily and I just got back from our trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum. We wouldn’t have even been there if why? Repeat after me, because we procrastinate like no other.
When we were in the museum we just looked at work, got missing info written down for our papers, you know, usual stuff. This, however, took not nearly as long as expected. We still had an hour before any of us had a class. We could go back to the dorm, eat some lunch, work on papers or we cou–Hey! Look! Stairs leading into the woods! It is a gorgeous day, we should follow them.
That we did. That we did.
A million steps later and we are at the bottom of the hill, by the news station. We decided to rest there for a bit. Katie and Emily decided to freak out the people coming and going by pretending to be stone lions. At least that one lady laughed.
Emily starts doing what Emily does, which is pouncing in the dirt, chasing lizards. Yes, we are in college, yes, we are legal adults, and yes, we are cooler than you. Sadly, she did not catch any and wasted a few pounces, but it beats having a morning class.
Katie and I turn up to leave while Emily is continuing her hunt, completely oblivious. Katie and I look ahead up the path and we see the one thing in this world that could tear Emily away from a reptile. Of course we call her name about ten times before she responds.
…and then Emily sees it. Her eyes light up like a child on Christmas morning. Standing there is a deer, she is so beautiful. As soon as her and Emily’s eyes meet the deer runs off. We continue walking up the path and there she is again, in the bushes. Only twenty feet away.
So, great day in Eden Park. We really needed the stress reliever, to get out in nature and enjoy the sunlight. We drove home, windows rolled down, blasting Fun. The leaves and flowers make everything come alive. Over the Rhine looks more like Sesame Street, nothing can get us down.
More than ready to take on these papers. Come on world, give me what you got. I can take it. Why? Because I saw a deer today.
*The Art Academy of Cincinnati in no way promotes this as real advice. Do your work children!