22 , 2004
Tie-up entry. . .
So I’m back at Centre. Fortunately, it’s CentreTerm
so I have about three weeks to really get into things here before
the big load of spring term. The odd thing about coming back to
Centre is that it feels like I didn’t really leave. For some
reason, I expected everything to be different, but maybe that’s
because I kept getting emails about the construction on campus.
However, while it is odd to have everything be the same, it is also
quite comforting to be in familiar surroundings again.
I must admit, one of the hard things about a lot of traveling is
that you don’t have a real sense of “home.” Basically,
I’ve been sleeping on so many beds (not what you think) that
I feel like I have no permanent place of residence. From the beginning
of the trip I’ve gone from Louisville to London to a hotel
in Reading, and then I moved into my dorm at the University. However,
I was only there for a week or so before going to Italy. For about
three months I went between Reading to hostels in various countries,
and then came back to Louisville. I was only there for three weeks
to Centre, and even now I will be going back to Louisville for another
week and then coming back here.
I suppose that’s just something you eventually get
used to, though.
One strange thing happened the other day when I was at The Grill.
I was getting dinner and not really paying attention to what I was
circling on the order sheet until I had received my food. I looked
down and realized, “Oh my God! I ordered fish and chips! What’s
WRONG with me? I’ve been eating this for months!” Oh
well. Some things don’t leave you.
Since I’ve been back, I have received several emails from
folks I met in Reading, and am so glad that I got the opportunity
to meet so many interesting people. There are times when I wish
I could just combine Centre and Reading into one big place. If I
could do the whole thing all over again, I definitely would. Technically
I guess I could, but I think I’ll be saving my money for a
trip to England in a few more years.