Friday, November 18, 2011

In the Quiet Solitude of Peaceful Studies

At least, I think that's what it says outside of the humanities library at McGill, boys and girls.

I have to admit I've been missing school these past few days.  Firstly, I had a friend ask me some questions about a seminar I took last year that he is now in.  Secondly, I'm starting to get my act together for grad school applications again.  Even though I like the free time and wages of a full-time job, I miss the structure that school gives.

And the subject matter!  I've been aching for history all over the place.  If nothing else this will be getting my butt in gear for applications!  I love my job, but I don't want to be doing it forever.  I wanna be doing history forever!

So, to trivialize all these complicated emotions and longings and dreams and goals, I've put together a library outfit ;)  Something comfy, something warm (my fingers would turn blue at the McGill library, we think they kept it cold so that people wouldn't fall asleep), and something a little bit collegial.

Sweater - Forever 21
Shirt - Forever 21
Jeggings - H&M
Boots - Chinese Laundry
Scarf - My Favourite and a Gift from my Brother
Rings - Adorit Boutique and H&M 

In the meanwhile, I'm devouring Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives by David Eagleman.  Each tale of the afterlife is about a page long of a quirky, endearing, and telling imagining of what might be waiting for us when we die.  Some of them have the traditional Christian God, Heaven, or Hell, but in others it turns out we return to our true form of cosmic giants who's job is to keep the universe from collapsing.  Or that we were complicated machines invented by a dim race in order to discover why we exist.  I would highly highly recommend it!

I first heard about it on CBC's Wiretap podcast, where every once in a while the narrator will read one of the tales.  It took a little bit of searching and waiting on a list for me to get my hands on this one, so the podcast can tide you over!

Oops, I'm going to be late for work if I don't finish up quick!  I'm off to Montreal for the weekend (what up, three days off?), so I'll catch y'all on the other side!


Your friend Lina


  1. I love your Autumn outfit! <3 The olive scarf is gorgeous, and the elbow patches are the perfect finishing touch!

    Lost in the Haze

  2. Beautiful pics!!!i'm following you!!!if you like mine, do the same!!