And Heaven and Nature Sing
On the first day of spring, the carillon suddenly starts playing itself. The bells peal out “Joy to the World”, as the campus bursts into life with fresh rain and pockets of green.
We leave our offices, dorms, classrooms and study carrels to pour onto the quad and witness the miracle. Our beloved carillonneur is gone, but his music lives on in the bells, and in all of us.
We dance in the rain, laughing, crying. We are young, old, ageless. We are grounded in earth, aligned with the heavens.
Life never ends, the bells tell us, and we listen.