February 14, 2013

"P.S. Don't forget to bring your guitar!"

Ha!  That's the last line of J's acceptance letter from Hampshire! 
Very fitting, very perfect wording with which to woo him.  How clever are they?!

(one of his babies - a black Rickenbacker; wherever he goes, it will most definitely go with him! )
His acceptance letter from Hampshire College came in today's mail, with another decent sized merit scholarship.  I'm telling you again, though, that even "the largest, most prestigious" merit award a college offers doesn't necessarily look all that large when compared to the cost!!  

Next Monday, we're off to visit Bennington College.  That should be a fun day.  I haven't been to Bennington (the town) in a long time, but I really love it there.  Besides getting to know the campus in person, my goal is to find the Crazy Russian Girls Bakery.  Maybe we'll even sneak in a visit to Bennington Potters.

And Hampshire has special overnight stays for accepted students, so he'll probably sign up for one of them.  He'll stay in a dorm, eat in the cafeteria, attend classes, etc. - probably one of the best ways to get to know a college before actually attending.

To be young, to have so much of your life ahead of you, to have so many opportunities from which to choose - what an exciting time!  But how many of us appreciate it at that time?  I'm going to guess not many. :)

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