John Nagy '00 M.A. | Dec. 20, 2012 | Notre Dame Magazine
Exams are over and the students have vanished, which means the first of my annual Christmas presents has arrived here in the last days of Advent: I can now park within a reasonable walk of Grace Hall. Don’t misunderstand me. We adore you, o students, and we bless you, but it’s easier to get to my desk when you’re gone.
Trying to park one’s car in the D2 lots east of Grace Hall is tricky at any time of year. But in December it calls to mind our human need for the Advent season — a time to slow down and hope for salvation, or at least promised relief from the world and its cares.