By Chloe´ Webster
Photo courtesy of Chloé Webster.
Yesterday morning, I walked into the library to find a spot to spend my third period free. I wandered into Weir Study to find a happy surprise: the fireplace has been lit!
While we were not able to have the annual lighting featuring Chamber Ensemble’s carols and a drumroll, the unexpected fire may have been more exciting. I sat in the nearest chair to the fireplace and worked on calculus, feeling my bare legs warm up. I thought about all of the past fireside chats, students crammed into the room holding warm coffee cups filled with sugary but delicious creamers. I reminisced on the conversations of mental health, politics, body image and diversity that have taken place in the space. I smiled at the bright memories associated with this corner of the school.
This little spark of good set the tone for the rest of my day. I found myself yearning for more time to spend in Weir, relaxed in front of the fire and taking the opportunity to think back on my hours spent here. Yes, it’s hard to think that a packed Weir Study may not occur for awhile; however, the couch-filled room did not make me think about the loss. Instead, I chose to feel comfort in the memories that I do have for I believe comfort is the reason the Weir Study exists.
Whether through flickering flames or sweet reminders of the past, Weir is looking for some visitors to share its warmth. Trust me, a little spark of good goes a long way.
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