You’ll look back on your four years at this university and you won’t remember the tests you took or the essays you wrote, but you’ll remember the things you forewent to study for them. We’re at the beginning of the semester, the beginning of the year.School isn’t going anywhere, you’ll always have work to do, and that’s okay. But we’re also here to learn about ourselves, to make friends, and lasting memories. Otherwise, you’ll look back and wonder when next year became tomorrow.
These classes come with work: assignments, essays, tests. The fun we had at the beginning gets lost somewhere beneath a pile of seemingly endless obligations.Flowers adorn and enhance the beauty of our gardens, parks, temples, schools, offices, bunglows and rest houses. Plants and trees full of variegated flowers are a sight to see. A little lily that lives for a day is far better than a huge oak that lives for three hundred years and at last falls sere and lifeless.Poets are never tired of singing praises of flowers. They teach us to scatter mirth and beauty wherever we go. We were inundated with new faces and names, activities and programs.Every day there was something new to do or see; no two days were the same.We work day and night, through lunch breaks and dinners, studying for quizzes and writing essays. Be it another exam or another meeting or program, we hardwire our brains to think only in the future, neglecting to see our present as anything other than a stepping stone towards the next task. There are no more essays to write, no more tests to cram for.The lunch dates turn into goodbye brunches and the late-nights become nothing but a distant memory.They are our companions in life as well as in death.They are a sign and symbol of love, sacrifice, regard, reverence, beauty and goodwill.A lover offers flowers to his beloved as a token of his sweet and pure love for her.Women love to hang them in their coiffeurs to look more attractive. A bridegroom garlands his bride and she also does so in return at the time of their first meeting just before the actual marriage ceremony.