August 23rd, 2011

[fades] thoughtful

Aww :)

So for YEARS the University of Texas Pagan, Vampire Larp, and GLBT groups tended to cluster around a particular oak tree in the west mall. I think we kind of mythologized it, even if it is just a tree, it had a lot of fond memories of lollygagging and that sepia-tone that college memories get 10 years after the fact.

Of course, it IS just a tree, I'm sure the gay pagan vampires are somewhere else on campus now. I don't know where, but I'm sure it's just as magic for them.

Anyway, I'm hanging out in the University's internet cafe on the first day of college, there's throngs of students all around the place. Lots of student organizations have their wares out.

And the UT Pagan Alliance has their table set up beside our old tree :)

It doesn't mean much, but it made me extremely happy to see that. Just a warm hit of nostalgia on a kind of crazy up-and-down day.