Monday, September 05, 2011

Blog Guelph: Labour Day

O-Week 2010 -Move in Day by Davey S
O-Week 2010 -Move in Day, a photo by Davey S on Flickr.
Labour Day brings back memories for everyone. It doesn't seem to matter how many years I've been out of school, there is always a feeling of nervous unrest that settles on me come September.

Even more-so than New Year's, Labour Day weekend gives me the sense of years changing hands, turning over, time galloping onward. And although I enjoy the idea of a long weekend, I can't help but feel restless as I anticipate the rush of the new and returning university crowds, the excitement of another year at work, and the farewell to summer as the bounty of harvest returns. It is a time of reflection, farewells, nervous introductions, change, and variable emotions. It causes me to wonder what challenges this year will hold -globally and personally.

And as our city burgeons this weekend and our summer sleepy streets are trafficed again with bright and fashionable young men and women, I think about the many problems facing our world. Yet, with confidence and hope I realize that those same young men and women who are nervously moving away from home for the first time today, may some day change the world.

This Labour Day I would like to say that I am so proud to belong to this wonderful community and of all the truly amazing things the University of Guelph accomplishes. Their labours have indeed changed the world. What a wonderful thing to celebrate today!

-Aidan Ware

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