Time Travel

I just finished going through my notes and folders from every class I've had since last July when I started this program with Middlebury and I feel totally overwhelmed by everything I've learned and accomplished in the past 12 months. I don't know exactly who reads this blog, but for anyone considering a M.A. in French, this program has been an incredible experience, both stateside and abroad.

A whole stack of paper is now crammed in bags to be recycled, pages that each had their 15 minutes of fame. Corrected versions of my thesis which I remember clutching and carrying around Paris with me are no longer useful and so they go into the bin with scraps of ESL vocabulary exercises and old shopping lists.

The photocopies handed out in Vermont last summer seem short and fat compared to the sleek A4 pages that I've become used to. Reminds me of that time at the end of freshman year of college when I was packing to go home and found a whole bunch of palazzo pants, which (let's be honest) were never that good of an idea to begin with. "Who was I??" I remember thinking, though now looking back, I believe I was wearing jean overalls at the moment of palazzo judgement. Do we ever attain a level of fashion that doesn't seem utterly embarrassing 5 years later? Maybe that's the name of the game.

We're going out tonight to say bon voyage to lots of friends, so I'll try to post pix tomorrow. And the long-awaited Goldfest and the Sunshine Band '07 stories are coming up later this week too... stay tuned.

1 comment:

A.B. said...

Jep...I'm guessing that, since you're throwing away your thesis, you've been given your results. Please tell! I'm awaiting them just as eagerly as your Goldfest and the Sunshine Band post. Miss you tons already! xx