Thank you all!
First, I must thank all of my readers for their kind comments and words! How surprised was I, upon returning to this website to post this new entry, to find that so many kind people have taken an interest in both myself and Romeo!
I fear that, like Romeo, my speech is deteriorating into a more modern
manner. I can’t help it—I’ve attended so many different classes the past few days
that I feel as though my entire way of thinking has been altered.
I’ve actually been spending most of my time in the Art building, where many
students spend all day dedicated to perfecting the visual arts. I’ve always had
an affinity for painting, and the professor of the painting class I attended earlier
today said that I’ve shown promise and talent! It’s the first time I’ve had someone
truly appreciate my art, rather than encourage it solely as a hobby. Should I
pursue this passion, or might it interfere with my focus on returning home?
However hard I’ve tried to keep my distance from it, I keep feeling inexplicably
drawn to the department of History. I find the classes fascinating, albeit mildly
disturbing. Today I attended a lecture on a Civil War in a country I’ve never heard
of—the united something of something else. I find the lectures enthralling, but I
can’t help but feel strange about the whole thing.
Romeo has been around less and less. Our interaction today was limited to a
nod from him as we passed each other on the large patch of grass in front of the
Art building. He’s even been sending e-mails less and less often. Perhaps he fits
in better to this strange new place? He is closer in age to the people here. I just
pray he’s not lost focus.