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... forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”- Mark Jenkins
... seat next to my window seat was occupied by a finely suited young man
whom I estimated to be an investment banker. With an interesting accent, he told
me his destination was New York. He remarked to me that he was going to be in
trouble if he didn’t get home tonight as this was his tenth wedding
anniversary. When we re-boarded, his seat sat empty.
Profoundly, no one is discussing it but I and all the others
Today it finally hit me how soon I will be leaving!!! Annnnd I have absolutely nothing packed. Unfortunately, I also have absolutely no energy to do anything.
LISTS> I made all the lists!
- Packing list (in progress)
-Who to shop for (in progress)
-To do before I leave...check.
... and brought it with me on the trip. (I only mention this to set the stage for my time with Charlotte.)
My grandmother was 9th of 12 children, born in1893. One of her older sisters, "Aunt Liz" (born in 1887) was Charlotte's Mom so that would make my Mom her cousin, and so Charlotte and I are second cousins. I had to question this over and over but I realized that my grandmother was 35 when she had my Mom ...
... myself. I am a senior International Studies major and Spanish Minor at good ol' UWRF (or more fondly known as "moo-u") and will be GRADUATING (thank the sweet baby Jesus) this coming May. The only thing standing in my way is my final semester and a half in college (approximately 7 months) and THIS. TRIP. There is literally no possible way to make that sound bad. "Oh, so in order to graduate I have to study abroad" -Sweet, I can do ...