Op-Ed: I Am Madly In Love With The Single Weird Tiny Fully Finished Piece of The Schiller Center
When we lost the Old Plex last year, I was devastated. Never again would I feast my eyes on its undulating peaks, or smell its sweaty musk. I was convinced I would never feel that same connection to another campus building ever again. But in my darkest hour, a different edifice appeared and today, I am proud to say that I am hopelessly, madly in love with that weird tiny completely finished piece of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Sciences©.
When I first laid eyes upon that little section, seemingly entirely unrelated to the actual building, I knew it would change my life forever. For weeks, I’d spend my days sitting in its shadow telling it about my day or just admiring its smooth, supple stone and powerful frame. The courageous independence of its existence. While I’m sure the main building has a great personality, I need a strong, self-sufficient building that can finish.
The naysayers mock my beloved, saying: “It has no purpose” and “What’s it even doing there?” and “You really need to start seeing someone, this is the second building you’ve been sexually aroused by in a single year.” But their cries don’t taint the pure, unadulterated passion of our affair.
Coming in as a senior this year, I was a little concerned that I hadn’t already found my future husband. Would I ever make use of my St. Ignatius reservation? But these beautiful past few months have shown me that I have found my conversation partner: that tiny completely separate finished piece of Schiller.