For the past couple weeks, this quote has been stalking me.
One friend shared it on Skype. Another captioned a photo with it on Facebook. Another tweeted it.
At first I thought it was coincidence that, out of nowhere, a quote that so perfectly fit what was happening in my life was blaring from every direction. Then it happened again. And again. Like someone REALLY wanted to make sure I got the point.
And I do. I am so incredibly lucky to have had this summer term at Oxford. I’m so lucky to be friends with these people and so lucky to have done these things and so lucky to be sitting here right now, shoes and papers strewn across the carpet as I pack my memories into suitcases and scrub adventures from my feet.
I’m sitting in a dorm room in England, cozy in Magdalen sweatpants and a University of Oxford crew neck. I’m sitting in a dorm room in England, where I wrote papers on Narnia and Middle Earth and bought tickets to West End shows. I’m sitting in a dorm room in England, where so much fell together again.
I love Oxford. I love these people. I loved my time here.
But everything ends. And this is when I say my goodbyes.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
How lucky indeed.
I’ll talk to you once I get back from Europe. In the meantime, be nice to the guest posters the next couple weeks as I travel with my family. I hope the last of your summer is every bit as amazing as you are!
PS. Currently listening to this song on repeat, because I am a masochist.
PPS. Ch1Con 2015 news hopefully coming soon!