Months after the VCU Quidditch team successfully raised enough funds to appear in the sport’s annual tournament, World Cup 8, the payoff was reached.
Silver wire fences, heavy machinery and concrete adorn the city blocks. Odd bits of modern and contemporary architecture take root where brick-face real estate once stood. What was once flat terrain becomes tall, both in structure and in power.
The elasticity of human perception is a glory that is underappreciated. Some five billion years from now, our Sun will eventually evolve into a red giant star, begin expanding into Earth’s orbit and extinguish all life on the planet, provided there’s life there and the Earth hasn’t spiraled outwards.
I have paid for every internship credit hour I have taken, outside of the financial cost of the credit hours: I bought office clothes, transportation, parking, printing materials for work when necessary. All of which are minor, but necessary incurred costs that I didn’t mind paying because it was part of the internship experience, necessary components and experiences in preparing for office work, in my case.
A little over 1,000 Americans were killed last month. No politicians mourned them. No political or social organizations flew their name. No union released a statement condemning their murderers.