Pam, that is.
Feb 25, 2009, 5:51 AM
Post #1899 of 2687
Is it for Warren Wilson as well? If so, admissions told me that as long as it got there by Monday afternoon, I was in the clear. And they do have the capacity to receive Saturday FedEx deliveries, at least in the morning.
Re: [havana5am] Low-Residency MFAs
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God, I stayed up late playing online games and then, when I was almost too sleepy to think, picked up my essay again. I wrote for about an hour and a half; I'm suddenly in far better shape than I was a few hours ago. (It's nearly 6 a.m. here in Maryland.)
Also, I was looking at the wrong thing on Word: I kept thinking I still had only one page. I switched to print preview and found I had four! I'll have no problem whipping this thing into shape. The trick will be getting some sleep before the next flurry of writing.
I'm reminded, somehow, of an experience I had at the University of Maryland, maybe 25 years ago. I was studying Beowulf in the original, and my assignment was to translate a passage about the dragon in my own language. As I did so, sitting in a dim study carrel in McKeldin Library, I felt as if I was coaxing the dragon from its den, as if I saw it drifting past me, all scales and fire. It was the best feeling.
So in 24 hours I've gone from thinking I wasn't suited for this--and looking into applying to another program I won't name, which looked suspiciously easy to get into and had a typo in the first paragraph of the application (and was slammed by a previous student elsewhere in this forum)--to remembering the joy I have in doing this sort of close reading.
"What I wanted to hear didn't exist, so it was necessary for me to go out and create it." --Richard Thompson