Do you remember when it was enough to spin in constant circles on a grassy field, the open sky extending forever around you, the trees blurring in a deep green and forming a comforting wall around you? Do you remember those afternoons, or under an expansive array of stars, when you would spin around and around to create your own thrill and enjoyment in having everything around you in complete and utter chaos. Remember how exhilarating it was once you stopped spinning, but everything around remained in constant motion?
That was before our minds began to spin on their own.
Before things around us moved in their own paths, and before we lost the innocence of being completely unaware of this strange force propelling changes.
As I begin to learn again that these changes, and this constant movement, is something everyone must learn to live with, and instead of trying to rein it in with control (and a lot of struggle), we learn to make the most out of every situation while enjoying the most of the moment. Even if the glass does fall to the ground as you lean to take a sip, the face of your friend as she leant to grab it only too late, was damn funny.
Even if the dance they held for us here was no fun, with everyone standing in small groups, we can still spin. Spin to change how we see it, and spin to change our perspective of it.
And then we also played duck, duck, goose, right there in the middle. Really, it wasn't a bad night.
The kitchen staff have also began to put their own spin on my gluten free meals as well, becoming a little more creative with ingredients and dishes than the staple of gluten free pasta for meal after meal. It makes other students jealous, when they're served corndogs... And I come out of the kitchen with a breakfast sandwich. Complete with an egg and tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and in between two slices of slightly toasted gluten free bread.
I feel bad that I've recieved a little extra care and attention at meals, especially when it comes to the bad cafeteria meals that are sometimes cooked in mass trays and served without delicacy, but I appreciate it all the more.
À bientôt mes chers amis!
Labels: breakfast, dinner, eggs, gluten free