Music: Waiting 4 Stars to Fall
I found this cool water fountain for my office. At $10 bucks it was a bargain and even has colorful light bulb that illuminates the water. My office rocks if I say so myself. Students walk in and say the same thing. It is my oasis--a place of refuge for myself and the students I serve. Many of my students face difficult challenges trying to accomplish their goal of a college education and I want to offer a place of refuge. I read that my first name which is Lucille name means, "Light: one who brings light". In my office I've created a light, open and welcoming environment and try to offer a ray of light and a shoulder to lean on.
I've got Ottmar playing in the background and a miniature Zen rock garden that helps to set the tone. A small statue of Budda and Shiva flank the rock garden on each side and of course lots of plants and usually a fresh flower on my desk each week. Sometimes students don't want to leave my office. Of course I love it when they ask what kind of music is playing. :-)
May is the time of graduation and this week I've recieved 5 invites from previous students I've worked with who are graduating which is what makes my job so rewarding.