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  • I was walking through the building so sleepily that I didn't even notice my roommate until she grabbed my shoulders, making me jump.

    She said hi. She didn't have anything else specific to say, but had to grab me to get me to notice her presence in that hallway. "Look up more when you walk," she advised, as she walked by to get to class.

    It was a good point. I had been looking resolutely down. Probably with a blank expression on my face too. How is that any way to go about my day?

    I walked back to my dorm and down my hallway, devoid of people. When I inserted my key into the lock, I discovered that the door was open. Clearly my roommate had forgotten to lock it, since I knew she wasn't inside. That was okay. Between the two of us, a lot of forgetting the lock happened.

    I went in my room and didn't notice my friend lying on my bed for about ten seconds. My roommate was right. I definitely needed to look up more, before my observation skills worsened.

    I have a keen eye for what I want, what I find beautiful, and am so much more near-sighted when it comes to all of the wonderful things staring me in the face.
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