I spent a part the afternoon with the friend pictured above, who is a first year master of theology student at BU. I ran into him on the way home, and ended up accompanying him to his gorgeous graduate student dorm, the Theology House, and sharing some good life reflections together.
I greatly value the spontaneous encounters I have with this friend. He is a deep thinker who is always willing to listen and offer genuine and caring thoughts and advice. Even when he implies he is struggling himself, he still emanates a contagious sense of peace and joy. Overall, he is an admirable character that I have been fortunate to meet this year.