So this is why I haven’t written

Currently my Dad and brother are visiting me.  This is how I feel about that:

 

 These next few weeks are filled with comings and goings and endings and beginnings, so we will see how regularly I am able to maintain this blog.  School ends next week, my friend Kathleen will join me for a trip to Croatia, we’ll have English Camp in Péterfalva … and in 6 very short weeks, I will find myself on the other side of the ocean, for good.  (For now.)

On Friday, the second-year students were the only ones left in the school for the weekend, and we all went on a short excursion to the river to roast bacon, skip rocks, and sit around the fire.  The weather was a mite uncooperative, so we also spent some time with our blankets over a heads, waiting for a rain shower to pass.  It was at this time that my hiding-under-the-blanket companions taught me how to eat un-shelled sunflower seeds.  People here eat them the way we eat popcorn in the US.  The seed hulls litter the sidewalks, I hear their crunchiness while we watch movies, and they are most certainly a necessity for a river outing.  I tried eating them early on in my stay, but I found that the work necessary to get the hull open was disproportionate to the reward of the seed.  Cleary I didn’t know the proper technique.  It’s still a difficult process for me, but I’m improving, and maybe one of these days you’ll see me eating sunflower seeds like the rest of them.  I’ll be sitting on a bench on the sidewalk outside my gate, watching the sun move across the sky as I crunch and chew and scatter.

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About Cassidhe Hart

My favorite times of the year: when the weather is first cold enough to put socks on and when the weather is first warm enough to take my socks off.
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One Response to So this is why I haven’t written

  1. Emily K says:

    Very excited for when you return, Cassidhe! I hope these next six weeks are glorious for you. They sound busy, in an enthralling and wonderful kind of way.

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