Days Twenty-Three and Twenty-Four
Yesterday we instructed our RA friend on how to touch a duck. They’ve gotten a lot more wary now, and a lot faster at ducking (hah.) away, so he only managed to get a brush of tail feathers. But, he was just as ecstatic as we were, so I think it was worth it.
Class was languid and intense. We were picked apart and left for crows — a medicine you sometimes need for your prose (see what I did there?). The afternoon saw a singular table and a quick venture into a neighbouring, donation-based garden. The haar had been lurking around since the morning, and over the course of an hour I watched it finally fade until it was a heavy, blurry line on the horizon.
Yesterday evening was uninteresting. I talked to my L.A. friends — I’m sounding Scottish again, apparently — before steeping myself in research and attempts at writing. It was because of this and the homework I remembered to do at one in the morning that I didn’t post yesterday.
This morning was quick and forgetful. We arrived at our Castle House to find a round robin of a competitive and tense speaking-based game. We played at this until the break, and I watched Krysto consume what was basically an entire cup of sugar (i.e. a Malteser from North Point). We came back to a mostly negative but honest discussion before we broke for signed copies, soup, and Mars bars.
My last tutorial was a sort of party — my tutor brought in treats to celebrate — and for once, I was not shy to share. We thanked her for her time and she thanked us for ours.
Decisions dominated the afternoon and we left for the ceilidh in high excitement (or, at least, I did!). We danced in the music hall on a floor that felt as old as stone, spinning and laughing as we whirled and stomped. I will surely miss the ceilidh.
Quote of the Day: Jo Falla, from a while back (I happened to find it in my notebook) – “Can we have a threesome?”
Currently Reading: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Currently Listening to: Night Work by Scissor Sisters
Duck Update: A group of ducklings has joined the pond. I repeat, A GROUP OF DUCKLINGS HAS JOINED THE POND.