Beauty is connection, with people, with places, with ideas.

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Beauty is standing on the balcony of the Marlboro College library, facing a 180 degree view of the rolling hills of Vermont, and knowing that there is no where else you would rather be.

Beauty is reading a book written by someone oceans and years away from you, and finding a sentence that makes you say, “I’m not the only one who thinks that!”

Beauty is laughing at something no one else thinks is funny, and then looking up and making eye contact with a person who is laughing at the same thing.

Beauty is someone looking you in the eye and asking, “How are you?” and really wanting to know how you are.

Beauty is finding someone else who loves your favorite band as much as you do.

Beauty is a handmade birthday card tucked under your bedroom door.

Beauty is hearing from a lost friend out of the blue.

Beauty is connection, with people, with places, with ideas.

-Phoebe Lumley ’16

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