Once again, a post about the wonderful life of seminary students. I have been spending some quality time in the library. And I have noticed that my fellow students have each found their "spot". The entrance to the library is on the third floor which has a general study area with big long tables and tall windows facing the parking lot. From there you can go up to the top floor, the Biblical theology department. There is limited seating, but a great room where groups can meet to work together. If you go down two floors to the second floor there is even less seating area but the wonderful Practical Theology Department resides there. And finally the bottom floor where we find the Hebrew Institure, the computer lab, and a bunch of study stations. It is there on the bottom floor, amoung the study stations that I plant myself everyday. I ususally sit in the second station, close to the door so I can see who walks into the room (to feed my social hunger), but also close to the water fountain for when I get thirsty.
You see, everyone has their "spot". My friend Jason likes the fourth floor study room. I always see Mike and Jess when I walk through the third floor. And there are a bunch of guys with their laptops open on the one table on the second floor. I chose the bottom floor. I see the same people there everyday in the study stations. We all smile at each other. It is a small thing, but somehow having that personal "spot" in the library makes my being part of the seminary community just a little more real.