Although I did not take a class from Whitman's Dr. Ball as he had already retired, he made a special trip to talk with my roomates and I at Whitman's Tamarac House (an interest house for the outdoor/backpacking crowd). He talked about big questions, he made us think. He didn't ask us to come up with the answers right then and there but planted tiny, powerful ideas.
Since that talk in 2007, I have thought about the tiny idea that I latched onto. That love is something that takes time. And with time, the bonds we truly hold dear will become stronger and stronger, while those that fall by the wayside do so for the better. Of course this can be applied to all walks of life: from our friendships, romantic relationships and our scholarly, work or athletic pursuits.
Thank you Dr. Ball for sharing and providing a powerful conscience with us young students.
Seattle Times 2001 Article that is very much worth reading, even if you never had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Ball.
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