It just takes minutes to get past through the roads and get anywhere around town. The little town of west lafayette and the mini downtown of lafayette is a few miles now. Distance is no matter. Thanks to google maps, a free navigator to a dumb driver.
Little restaurants, familiar faces, street names and road signs. I even recogonized a new welcome board that was set up in one of the common roads. The coffee aditction thats caught on, i know the starbucks counter lady by name and greet her with a friendly chat. Its hard to believe the familiarity that creeped in and its been just a year.
A year of being an exicle, unemployed dependent, sporadic commoner, non reader, non writer, a grad student. The overdose of deprivation can get someone so used to it, that its starts to change and its important to react before the change reaches a stage when its no more noticed. Its hard to belive that i have stopped missing things that i yearned for and its just been a year.
New faces, new classes, new parties, old professors and same old rawls hall. The little rawls hall, my favorite place in the whole of purdue. Something else is also new. The new recognition of being a second year, a mentor, a problem solver, an example? The new faces roaming around rawls hall yearning for direction in every little deal. Butterflies in their stomach about first week of classes and its funny when they ask you. 'Can we actually get through this?'. Its hard to believe that its not been long since i was one of them. When did the baton change hands?
I did have fun and i am sure i will. This familiarity is something that i wasnt prepared and is getting me ready for a change sooner than i ever thought i would.