“Life is art. It just depends on what kind of painting you want to do.” ~ Erin Chandler
This past Sunday night the Libraries hosted Loud@The Library to welcome students back to campus. Like yesterday’s Open House, the committee that put this together really outdid themselves. When this thing started years ago it was a relatively small affair with a couple of pizzas in the basement of Young Library. Now it’s three floors of food, fun, and prizes. One of my favorite things, and very popular with the kids, is palmistry by one of my all-time favorite people: Jo Staggs-Neal. I smile every time I see her. I always have. There’s something so kind and warm about her. This year she dyed her hair pink for the event. Even in pink she’s a warm hearted soul. You don’t see many guys stepping up for a reading, but this young man was totally into it. I had a ton of fun photographing this year’s student body. The very last shot of the night was with another of my other all-time favorite people, Ruth Bryan. I liked Ruth the minute we met, and our friendship has grown exponentially. I value her friendship, and she’s just down right funny sometimes. I love funny. I love people who dye their hair pink and I love people who make me laugh. Therefore, I am the luckiest of them all, and forever grateful.