Monday, September 7, 2009

September 7, 2009

Day 4, Summit Semester

Today was the first day of really getting into our schedules, although in the future Monday will be a “weekend” day to some extent, as we’ll have class on Saturdays. The morning was spent reading C.S. Lewis’ An Experiment in Criticism, which, like so many of his works, requires lots of processing to grasp the depth of material contained within each sentence. It’ll definitely require a re-reading… but that’s kind of the point of the book.

After lunch, we had our first work crew. I was in the kitchen, rearranging the freezers and refrigerators, then collecting and inventorying paper goods. Just realizing the amount of food our two amazing cooks are dealing with to feed 45 people every day is eye-opening. It definitely makes me more grateful for them, and how they fix almost everything from scratch!

After dinner we had our first class with Mr. Mike Mandt on the icons of evolution and creation. A group then headed up the hill to have the first campfire of the Semester half way up the ridge. Everyone is starting to get to know everyone, and the Semester definitely promises to be academically intense but lots of fun.

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