A bunch of twinkle lights can easily put me in a good mood, so it is safe to say that Starry Night left me full of joy.
We have finally reached the last day of classes, and it is safe to say I am so blessed for the semester that I have almost completed. Maybe we should have been studying for finals, but it was much more enjoyable to ride in a horse drawn wagon around Manor Circle, make ornaments, and drink hot chocolate with my closest friends.
It is events like this that really give a good grasp on the community we have here at Cairn. This was mostly clearly seen through the performances we had on the walkway by Cairn students and staff. It was wonderful to see the sheer variety within our school. From the gospel choir to Dr. Petersen’s “Night Before Christmas” retelling, all was enjoyed by the group that gathered around the platform.
The flyer may have said that Starry Night was from 6-8 pm, but I found this to be inaccurate. The night may have left the walkway, but it transitioned into the Christmas concert and Basketball game.
I found myself at the Basketball game, and I don’t even like the sport. Well, to be honest, I do not know if I like it or not. I have no real grasp on the rules beyond trying to shoot the ball into the basket.
I was on the edge of my seat the entire game because I was fueled not with the love of the sport, but the love of my school and friends. Starry Night ended for me when I left the Mac, not the walkway.
We did not win the game, but that hardly mattered. What mattered was that our student body packed the basketball game (and concert) both in support of our peers.
And that is the community that I love to be a part of.