Despite the lousy weather, the campus at UCD is finally green. Exams are on, but soon all the students will go and the campus will be quiet again. Silence will be everywhere, on the concourse, in the corridors in Newman, in the swimming pool and fields.
Today I stood amidst the trees while the rain fell, and looked up at the sky made bright through the gaps. The long stretch of summer is almost upon us, and the chance to breath, to write, to meet with loved ones is nearly here. Just a few more weeks, and all will be done.