17 March 2013

El Año Pasado

Entries I made during my time abroad in the journal that Ashley gave me.

I was reading Tender Is The Night at the time, and this postcard that I found at the Pollensa Sunday market fit the vibe perfectly.

I've been awfully reminiscent lately. A welcome distraction from studying for finals, I guess.

Places I've Been

There is a part of me that wants to have these, despite the fact that I already own an authentic pair - which have walked on actual Mallorcan ground - sitting on the floor in my closet. I suppose in some silly way, finding these in a box on my doorstep might feel like a small piece of Mallorca is coming to me, since I cannot go to it.

I miss Spain, and that part of my life, in such a deep and crazy way -- it's hard to put those feelings into words.

Ps. And wouldn't this be nice, too?

15 March 2013

2 Down

Well, this is a rather unimpressive photo that I've taken of a very beautiful one from this week's New Yorker. I am too tired to do any better right now, so do forgive me!* Spring break is around the corner, and I look forward to finally having some "me time." It's exciting to think I will be able to read something other than my text books!

So, here I am already nearing the end of another quarter. Finals are next week, which I think I may be in denial about. Ten weeks really do pass so quickly. My classes have been challenging, and extremely demanding of my time - but ultimately so worthwhile. I will especially miss my political science class. It was by far the most interesting, and my professor, who dressed mostly in Bill Cosby sweaters, shared insights which pressed me to think deeply and critically about so many things.  Next quarter will be less interesting, but also less intense (I think/hope). I welcome the break.

Spring is trying so hard to show its face around these parts. I can hardly wait for all of the flowers to bloom. While walking to class today, I could detect a sweetness in the air; a promise that the season is very near.

*Also, in my defense, I sadly cannot seem to transfer my Adobe Design Suite onto my new Macbook. :( It's rather painful.