Beauty is everywhere

Well, this post wasn’t supposed to be this fast and wasn’t supposed to be about beauty but sometimes, amazing things happened in the most unexpected times, and it’s worth to talk about it.

Last Friday, we started classes at 8.30 in the morning, it was our last fire dynamics class for the semester and it ended at 11.30 A.M. After class, we went to have lunch together as we were going to have our last exercises lesson from 1PM until 5PM, also of fire dynamics.

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Everything went as expected. We had lunch, we went to the classroom, the professor arrived and started the exercise session, we were asking question as usual and nothing out of the ordinary was happening. Approximately at 4.30PM, we were starting to feel tired and only 1 question was left from the exercise guide when suddenly our professor says in wonder: “is that snow?”

In the IMFSE program, all of us are from different countries, that is one of the things that is so exciting about it. There are guys from Brazil, Serbia, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Slovenia, Malaysia and so on. As you may guess, not all of us have experience snow before and we were excited about it. We were so excited that our professor was so kind to give us a 15-minute break just so a few of us could say hello to snow for the first time.

So, we put our coats on and we went to the front door of the engineering building (that by the way, it’s impresivel!). We tried to take pictures, however snow doesn’t like to be limited by a photograph, the only way of capturing its beauty is by living the moment, just breathing in its refreshing coldness. Or maybe it can be capture with a good camera, but we didn’t had one at the moment, so we only had the first choice available and I believe it was for the best.

To some people, the first snow is just a sign that winter is coming soon. I’ve even heard
that is dirty and annoying. In my case, I think there’s something inexplicable magical about snow that fills you with hope and joy. It reminded me that no matter how hard is the road to reach a goal, you must remember to look up and see the beauty that surrounds you, because life is filled with small details that we must cherish, just like snow.

There’s a small chance that we’re not going to feel the same after going to Lund next semester as we’ll have snow up to our knees, however the memory of seeing the snowflakes falling through our class window will stay with us for the rest of our lives as “the first time we saw snow falling, ever”

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Oh! this is the building I was talking about 🙂 impresive, right? see you next time!

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