I fear I may have to give up my inflated ego, if only to make room for all the new things I am learning. That is perhaps the best summary of the last two weeks.
I have learnt a lot. How to find my way around some of the alleys and byways of Sudbury (much to the thanks of my classmates and roommates who seam to have a better grasp of the transit system here), details about my cohort of classmates (and I know that there are many surprising discoveries yet to come – the number of us that have dabbled in the fibre arts is rather astonishing), I have started to get a handle on the inundation of readings and assignments, most of which are amazing, if not slow reads, and I feel I should add that I have learnt to be social here as well (from swing lessons to two am bar visits, it is definitely a different side of the leaf for me).
Extolling all the wondering things that I have undertaken this last two weeks sounds tempting, but, my dear friends and family, I just don’t think I have time. As I write this I am remembering a small detail here left undone and yet another over there that needs my attention. From social media’s double edge value, to the rhetorical changes from forensic to epideictic and its consequences, to balancing on the upside-down pyramids that assure you stand on the pinnacle of performance in front of your audience – a wide stage from which to pull them in and, from common ground, build on their foundations towards things they haven’t discovered … sorry I think I got carried away with all the new things running around in my head, criss-crossing in front of each other like Shriners in their mini-cars during a parade.
How about I leave you with a few photos from the last two weeks? You really don’t need to hear all the details of exploring Science North, petting a porcupine, going to a party and getting jumped, spending a 100 $ in a week on restaurants and dining … no, these things are much better left out. Enjoy the photos, some are mine, others stolen from classmates.