Shrink it down to Dartmouth. Every moment here feels special, like it's happening for the first time. But it's not. Professors and administrators who stick around for awhile see more than a dozen "best classes ever" come and go. Alumni come back and are shocked to find that the campus that was once theirs has moved on.
The good news is, even when we're kicked out of our bucolic New Hampshire mini-verse, we'll still be the stars. Our moments here are precious, and this week we explore some of those, from running the trails of the Upper Valley to performing Shakespeare on porches. But they'll be just as precious and wonderful elsewhere, simply by value of being ours. I've gotten a lot of criticism in the past for listing "Troy" (2004) amongst my favorite movies, but there's a quote from the film that says it perfectly: "The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now, and we will never be here again."
Happy Trojan Friday!