So I brought my camera with me to class today. All pictures in this post were taken on campus, apart from the last two that I snapped at the Parc de l’Orangerie. Isn’t all this beautiful?
And I actually have plans for the weekend. Some of which include one other person!
I feel so grateful right now. I know I’m not the average Erasmus student, and this is not the average Erasmus experience… but this all adds to the impression that I’m developping a special bond with this city, something more precious. It responds to my mood. It comforts me, it elates me, it calms me.
Right now, I want to concentrate. I want to appreciate the fact that I was able to be here. Be thankful, because if it wasn’t for the people who encouraged me to apply, cheered for me all the way long, listened to my rants and nonsensical fears, I’d still be in Italy, wondering if I could have made it.
Even if I’m sad, if I feel lonely, if I miss people.
I want to see as much as possible of this city. I’ve also made plans to visit a couple places – possibly Luxembourg and Stuttgart. Apart from those though, I want to keep my eyes open, absorb the images. I can’t count the times I’ve told myself: “This, look at this, because I want to remember it for my whole life”.