Monday, November 10, 2014

Hey y'all!
Where has the time gone? It's suddenly cold, midterms have passed, and the time to drink a bunch and tolerate our families a.k.a. The holidays, are almost upon us. The good news is, is that we are almost home free! Well, not unless you're signing up for the Winter 2015 semester. You better get on that starting this Wednesday, November 12th. There is no individual assigned date, so that means that Cunyfirst is going to crash. It has proven to not handle more than one person at a time. Good luck with that.

On a lighter note, The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival is accepting submissions for the 2014 Non-Fiction Prize. The Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize, is a cash award of $500, and will be awarded to the best Brooklyn-focused non-fiction essay which is set in Brooklyn and is about Brooklyn and/or Brooklyn people/characters. They are seeking compelling Brooklyn stories from writers with a broad range of backgrounds and ages who can render Brooklyn's rich soul and intangible qualities through the writer's actual experiences in Brooklyn. Your submission should be 4-10 pages (up to 2500 words), and the deadline for submissions is November 21st.  You can find out more about this contest here:

Good luck this semester!
Love and light,
P.s. Couldn't leave you without a poem:

Lost Time
by Rabindranath Tagore

On many an idle day have I grieved over lost time.
But it is never lost, my lord.
Thou hast taken every moment of my life in thine own hands.

Hidden in the heart of things thou art nourishing seeds into sprouts,
buds into blossoms, and ripening flowers into fruitfulness.

I was tired and sleeping on my idle bed
and imagined all work had ceased.
In the morning I woke up
and found my garden full with wonders of flowers.

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