Oh Dang It’s Been A Minute
I sincerely apologize for the huge gap of time.. I mean I’m keeping this blog as accurate as possible, and posting weekly really isn’t within the realm of possibility for a college student, right?
Hmph. Perhaps this is all a mash of meaningless droning and never-ending excuses that is the result of my dominating laziness.
Well, anyway, time to move on, hey?
So this semester, I’m taking a class centered around the events leading up to the Genocide in Rwanda. Sounds pretty hardcore just from the description, eh?
Well, it is. And it is endlessly fascinating and challenging and enlightening.
As fate would have it, Marquette, each year, has this event called, “Mission Week”, and for all of you perspective students, it was (for me, at least) the absolute, raddest experience of my freshman experience.
See, it was so introspective that it has disabled me from forming sentences with appropriate wording.
Moving on, “Mission Week“‘s theme this year was, “Forgiveness” and the keynote speaker just-so-happened to be the author of one of the memoirs we read for my class about the Rwandan Genocide.
To say I was nervous to meet her is a vastly understated version of the truth. This woman is a demi-god. She has achieved a level of kindness, compassion, and wisdom that I could never even begin to achieve.
She, after watching her closest friends and colleagues and neighbors not only turn on her, but violently slaughter, rape, and hunt for anyone of her people, rose above it all, and forgave them.
So, in a weird twist of events, the woman who has been admired by Wayne Dyer, Oprah Winfrey, the president of Rwanda, the UN, and received the Ghandi Award for Reconciliation and Peace, was sitting across a table from me, taking the time to answer my questions and have a discussion with me.
In a word, the experience was humbling.
She is truly a movable being, and thank you, Marquette for giving me this really, really cool opportunity.