First of all, it's worth mentioning that my sister wrote a post about Bach's Christmas Oratorio yesterday. I hadn't read it when I posted about Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light, but I find it an interesting coincidence, and her post is definitely a good read if you're interested.
Secondly, I just purchased a one-way plane ticket from California to Cleveland, OH for January 4, following Christmas break. From there, FavoriteBoy and I will take a train together back to Gordon, where I will complete my final semester of my undergraduate studies. Weird. I felt so nostalgic buying the plane ticket that I started to cry. I can't believe that I will be flying to the East Coast on a one-way ticket. I've always bought round-trip tickets in the past, flying out for the semester and then back home for Christmas or the summer. Now, I have no idea when I'll next go "home," which I guess doesn't really count as "home" anymore once I've graduated. I also have no idea where I'll be living or what I'll be doing when I graduate, which is pretty scary right now.
I talked to FavoriteBoy about it, since he was naturally a bit curious to see tears trickling down my cheeks as I entered my credit card information at the Orbitz website. I told him I was feeling sentimental, and then quoted Mary Poppins with a rueful smile: "Practically perfect people never permit sentiment to muddle their thinking." Right.