Jennifer A. Chin (cswallow) wrote,
Jennifer A. Chin

Such a morning--

Tossed and turned all through the night, dreaming of being in school with all the people I've known and still know. Worrying about homework and professors and exams again. The morning brought me a raspy throat and a headache that won't go away. But I log into my computer anyway, work for two hours before padding into the kitchen in sweats, eat three pork buns, freshly made.

It feels nice to be here in the morning, my parents going about their breakfasts, dog walking, newspaper reading. That late morning sun burning away the last of the early clouds, light low and filtered. The tree leaves are dancing in the breeze. Heidi is crunching Weetabix.

A detached calm invades me, some sense of purpose though I don't yet know for what, and though there is a whirling inside, to the world I feel still and simple. This is a moment of absolute awareness, of noise and colour and light distilled. Every nerve alert and prickling, and I in the center, breathing...
Tags: family, northwestern
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