“In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.” – Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood
Our mis-guide is a random pathway to somewhat hidden or overlooked quiet places and contemplative corners that are scattered around the Loyola campus. This is not a guide to the stillness of demarcated study spaces; in fact, our only aim was to let our bodies intuitively lead us to wander towards/ be attracted to unexpected environments where one happens to find that you can exhale and grab a moment of calm before further letting in the bright light of creativity. Our purpose was to chance upon emotionally stabilizing spaces in the Loyola Campus environment, which we feel are important (or perhaps lacking), if only for a moment, in the implicit whimsy of Guy Debord’s concept of the dérive.
by Tatiana Kalantzis and Lorrie Edmonds