January 31, 2006 @ 8:25 am by sean
‘Things are changing, things are gonna change. It’s not my place to say who goes and who stays.’
I woke up yesterday and Kharlie and I had a beans and toast breakfast. I don’t like beans. It was a bit better than I expected. I would do it again. Supposedly it’s British.
I went to lecture and tutorial after that, then back to the room. I needed to head back to uni in a little, so I put on Andy And The Pandy’s newest CD while looking out across Leicester from my window. It is so good. It brought tears to my eyes. Tears because I miss Andy and home. And tears because it’s wonderful to hear a friend make music like he does. I love Andy. I think living with Sean and Andy would be well good. We’ll see what they’re up to when Sean graduates in three years.
From there, I walked to town and met Kharlie at the clock tower. I wish I could meet people at clock towers more often. He took me around to buy some art supplies, then to market. I wish I could go to market more often. I bought some fruit because it’s cheap and healthy. Kharlie left and I walked around a little. I walked down a covered alley kind of thing and found a restaurant/coffee shop. I ordered soup and coffee from a Scandanavian sounding young woman, then sat down in this cool restaurant. I’ve seen places in the states that ‘look’ similar, but none that feel similar. My coffee came with milk already in it. I appreciated that. I ate my soup, and just sat for a while and thought. I turned to the guy behind me to ask if it is customary to leave a tip, and he replied ‘yes’ in his Irish accent. A few minutes later, we began talking. He is also a DMU student studying theatre. When I left the establishment, I was well aware that I just had the British café experience I’d always wanted. It was well great.
On my way back I met Kharlie, Nick, and Andy as they were on their way to play some ball. I come to England and play basketball. I won’t be any better at football when I get back, but I should be a little better at basketball. We played a few games, I almost won at OUT again.
We headed back and got ready to go out for Chinese. The Chinese club reserved much of a small Chinese restaurant to celebrate the Chinese new year, so us four went there. It was delicious.
When we got back, Nick, Andy and I watched Robin Hood with Kevin Costner. He didn’t even attempt an accent.
I eventually went back to the room to read some Matthew and Proverbs.
It was a spectacular day. So much of what I wanted in one day.
Instead of ‘very good’ or ‘really good’ or ‘real good,’ they say ‘well good.’ That doesn’t sound like proper English to me.
As I listened to the song with the lyrics at the top of this, I thought about them, and the people back home. Recently, it had been in my thoughts to stay in the Elgin/Chicago area when I finish Judson. But then listening to Andy sing, and thinking about how much fun this break was and how much I love the people around home, I didn’t want to leave them either. I don’t ever want to lose the friendship of either people, but it isn’t always my place to say who goes and who stays. People will move away, and that’s how it is. Sometimes I get so worried about my future and who will be around to love me, that I forget to put all I have into loving them now. And that needs to stop.