Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Life on the fifth floor (part 4)

Many, many years ago -- I guess it was probably around 1986 -- I was just out of grad school and temping at Emmanuel College, and a friend was going to school at Harvard Medical School. I remember meeting him on "the quad" one day, and thinking: this is lovely! It's a huge field of green grass surrounded by stunning, impressive, white buildings with enormous columns.

Now it's 2011, and here I am. It's still beautiful.

On Wednesdays during the summer, there is music (see the little white triangle?) in the quad for everyone to enjoy, put on by Berklee students.

This is the email that goes out on Wednesdays:

... take a break from your research, patients, paperwork and other tasks to enjoy a series of concerts on the HMS Quad and in the Kresge Courtyard. The concerts, featuring musicians from Berklee College of Music, take place on Wednesdays from 12:30–1:30 pm. Sit back, relax and enjoy some music with your colleagues.

Today's concert wasn't spectacular, but it was nice to sit in the sun for a few minutes. There's a nice focus on "quality of life" here. I like it.



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