Vacation this week. Spring break, except summer. Using the time to read Peter Brook's The Empty Room (essays about theater from the director of the RSC) and to finally get through 100 Years of Solitude.
Wheels are in motion to explore transferring here permanently. Had this conversation:
"Yeah, I have no desire to go back, but it's only one year, and then I have my bachelor."
"...it's still a year of your life. And you can get a bachelor here. If you really have no desire at all to go back..."
And it's cheaper to live and to study here. And I'm getting a better education. And I can count a good number of my previous courses as transfer credit. And for a degree in German lit, 3 years at a top American university and 1 or 2 at a top German doesn't look too shabby.
And even if it lasts a little longer, I'm fucking 19 and I'm enjoying myself.
So that's what's up.