Today, however, as I walked past on the way to class, it looked like this:
Another student and I from my building chatted about it for a while as I was taking pictures. We suspect somebody threw suds in there as a prank. I, personally, think it's hilarious, while my cohort thought it was insensitive. We thus parted ways (metaphorically at least; we continued walking in the same direction up to our respective apartments, which are, awkwardly, across the hall from each other).
Even though I have no set plan for blogging today and nothing to talk about in particular, I promised myself I would do it. And so I am.
A friend from my program and I went out to supper after class last night. I find my eating schedule is very wonky here, especially on the days when I don't have day classes. Our class was over at 21:00, and because we had both not eaten supper, we decided to try out the Marine Drive Residence restaurant, the Point Grill. We both had salads, which were amazing, and it was really nice to experience getting to know somebody in a completely unadulterated way.
What I mean is: usually I meet people through other people - work, church, school, volunteering, etc. Friends of friends become my friends. As I'm meeting people here, all we have in common is circumstance, so it is really luck of the draw whether you meet someone who you'll like after a few conversations. Thea and I had some really great conversation, and it felt so good to talk honestly with someone and not feel the need to put on the usual adornments with which one decorates their conversation when first meeting someone.
I like the people in my program. There's only six of us beginning this year, but everyone has the same passion for reading and for child lit, and when we get a dialogue about images or authors or themes going, it reminds me why I love academia.