2 May 2007
Rocky Mountain Relocation
I am looking to the future but thinking of the past. That pretty much sums up my current state of mind. Come August I will leave South Africa for foreign climes. I will sleep under strange stars in a mountain town without the cries of hadedas. I will have trouble crossing the street, being so used to cars keeping on the left. I will experience snow. I will celebrate public holidays I didn't know existed and familiar ones in the wrong season. I will write complicated letters to family and friends. I will subsist on fast food. I will take long walks in the countryside. I will have an accent different to that of people I meet. I will spend a lot of time in the lab. I will live frugally, so that I can afford to travel. I will go to concerts. I will refuse to drink beer using a funnel. I will watch ice hockey and baseball games. I will worry about my family. I will live on my own for the first time in my life. I will not lose my identity.