According to the RC Student's Bible (wordreference.com-- praise be to It), when translated from Spanish to English, Granada means both pomegranate and hand grenade. In two weeks, I will arrive-- most likely sleep deprived, delirious, and excited to the point of recklessness and nausea-- in Granada: a city dually named after fruitful production, and the capacity for destruction. It is the hometown of Garc
For some background information, I'll tell you everything I know about my program: I leave on January 10th for Spain, and will return to the United States on July 10th, with just enough time to catch the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and inevitably plummet into a deep depression. I'll take classes at la Universidad de Granada and Centro Granad
|Here's a map of Spain. Granada is on it.|
I feel the familiar fizziness that inhabits my intestines and central vascular system at the start of a new adventure. I recognize this feeling-- it comes quietly in the night, during a fitful slumber, or sometimes attacks in the shower as I shave my left leg. Having absolutely no idea what will happen within the next half a year is nothing less than thrilling. I want to cultivate awareness, honesty with myself, gratitude-- for my youth, for the opportunities that present themselves to me, for the people I know, for being alive. As I embark on what will be the greatest adventure of my life thus far, I send happiness to, and gratitude for, you. I wish you a marvelous, soul-pleasing semester, wherever you may be, whatever you may be doing. Next stop: Granada. I shall feed from its seeds.