“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
– Dr. Seuss, Author/Artist
Day 24: Seven Years Oblivious
Today, Tripp Lake Camp went about its daily ebb & flow under thick, blue skies. It was Trip Day, so age groups went out and had fun at such places like Splashtown, USA (Seniors), The Desert of Maine (Juniors), Pleasant Mountain (AJs), Lost River (Subs), or took in a Sea Dogs baseball game (Inter I’s). We could easily fill today’s blog talking about all the fun our campers had, but instead The TLC Times Daily Blog would like to hit the pause button and focus it’s spotlight on a single individual.
Ruby is a 1ABer, who’s a devote Senior Cubbie Manager and role model for all younger campers. Ruby is a special individual, who excels at expressing herself both in painting and music. This year, she surprised her fellow 1ABers by performing a song she wrote for them during OG-NOG, earlier this summer. It was quite a moving moment. Just picture her seated crosslegged in the center of the OTW stage, as her fellow Senior II’s sat around her in a half circle, holding hands with some putting their heads on each other’s shoulders as they listened to her sing.
Last week, Ruby came into the Tripp Lake recording studios, located in the Art Department’s Video Shop, to record this beautiful track. With her permission, we would like to share and dedicate it to all fellow TLC alumnae. The song is titled, “Seven Years Oblivious.”
Click on the following link below to listen:
Finally, for people missing those infamous TLC “picture perfect” sunsets, here are two taken by video counselor, Charlotte Hawkins. We know there’s no substituting for the real thing, but we can only hope these may bring back a rush of memories for you.
(Click on each individual photo to see it enlarged version)