Scarlet’s Letter

Scarlet’s Letter

By Wilson’s Favorite Feline

Why hello there!

I do hope all is well with you and yours.

Life has been quite exciting for yours truly. For years, I have heard my dad speak about Wilson students
going out into the world and making it a better place, when it struck me, why shouldn’t I do the same?

Indeed, I have been here in Sharpe House for the past four years, which is not a terrible place to be, but there is so much of the world Miss Scarlet has yet to see. But where would I go, what would I do? Well surely the most cosmopolitan cat deserves the most cosmopolitan city, so I decided that I simply must visit New York City. Come along readers, as Miss Scarlet takes the city!

Upon arriving in the city and departing my train, I was greeted by a whole host of new sights, sounds, and smells. I knew immediately, New York City would be nothing like my dear Chambersburg. Still, all the people I saw were very friendly and welcoming. As my dad pushed me in my stroller along the sidewalk, many strangers would stop us to smile, say hi to me, and welcome me to their city. I pawsitively felt like a celebrity. I should have been signing pawtographs!

After getting settled in the city, one of the first places I chose to visit was Central Park. Dear reader, have you been to this park? Oh my, was it big. It must have been nearly twice as large as the Mistick Quad at Wilson College! And just like at Wilson, I saw horses in this park! You may recall that I have befriended the Wilson horses, and visit them regularly. I attempted to have a conversation with these horses, but they told me they were working, and had no time for idle chit chat. Clearly our Wilson College horses lead much happier lives.

From there, my next destination was a place called Times Square. Dear me, the lights and sounds here were all nearly overwhelming. There were so many people and so many things to see. I noticed a lot of talk about these Broadway shows, which prompted me to do some research of my own. Did you know there was a musical on Broadway called Cats? I can only assume it was a massive success, as we were finally afforded the respect that we deserve. I told my dad all about my research on Broadway, and he agreed with me that more of the Wilson community should be exposed to this. In fact, he is bringing a group of Wilson friends back to New York City this summer to have a Wilson on Broadway experience. I simply cannot wait to see how this turns out.

After my whirlwind visit of New York City, it was time to board my train and return home. In recounting my adventures to my dear friend Agatha the groundhog, she cannot believe a city like this even exists. Indeed, New York seems to be a special place, but between you and me, I much prefer my dear home of Wilson College. I would trade the sights, smells, and excitement of the city for the people, fellow animals, and peacefulness that our lovely community provides. My dad always sings “For there is no place like Wilson,” and now I know, he is right. And you, dear reader, have you visited New York City? What other destinations do you recommend I visit? Please let me know. Until next time.

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