A Moment of Stillness in the Largest Campus Chapel

Today I found myself in Gray Chapel (or University Hall) as it’s called on our course schedules. I don’t have any classes in this beautiful building this semester, but I had to run in for some reason today and was a little taken aback by the quiet. Everyone must have been in class because the main corridor outside of the chapel was empty and still.


I snapped a few pictures of the flags that hang from the ceiling–representing the many countries students at OWU come from, as well as the magical mirror and some lovely stonework.

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The mirror once lived in the White House and was a gift of Lucy Hayes and Ruthorford B. Hayes (Delaware, Ohio’s claim to fame). They donated the gift to the school where they were also alumni. I was told that on my first day of school if I looked in the mirror, the person I saw over my shoulder would be the person I would end up marrying. As it turns out, I didn’t go to the mirror on my first day of class–something about being a completely frazzled freshman–and now I’ve probably missed by little window of foresight.  Ah, well.

It’s still a lovely building. It was nice to have a moment to appreciate it today among my hectic schedule.

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