University

Words are flying out like
endless rain into a paper cup
They slither while they pass
They slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow waves of joy
are drifting thorough my open mind
Possessing and caressing me
Nothing’s gonna change my world…
Images of broken light which
dance before me like a million eyes
That call me on and on across the universe
Thoughts meander like a
restless wind inside a letter box
they tumble blindly as
they make their way across the universe
Nothing’s gonna change my world…
Sounds of laughter shades of life
are ringing through my open ears
exciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which
shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on across the universe…

Friday was a big day at the furniture store; at least people are tipping very well in this last month of business. This takes my wage up to nearly $20 an hour which is a large fortune for a starving student. Saturday morning I ran a 10k starting in Wheeler Park in Flagstaff. The weather was perfect and there were around 800 other runners making for a fun little run. I finished in just under an hour, which was better than I was hoping for. The run was painless, almost easy, and I had to hold myself back the entire way after running the first mile in under 7 minutes. Then it was back to the house to finish up English homework, then an accounting classmate came over and we tackled the accounting and finance stuff for the next few hours, then she left and I did more homework. There’s so much stuff I still need to learn before finals on Tuesday.

This morning I slept in until 7am. Both of us usually get up around 5:30 every morning including Sundays. (My freshman year I could easily sleep until 11am.) We consume a 12 cup pot of coffee every morning, but today I made a second pot to pull me through the long morning of homework. I won’t be the same when I leave this place. Some days I feel like a junkie, complete with questions of how this will all end. I wrote a quick letter and memo for English class, then Brittany came over for another several hours of exam prep. My brain at the melting point, I decided to go play tennis to clear some of the jitters away. Davis and I also played one of our best rounds of disc golf—well under par, then wrapped up the evening at Chili’s. Then it was back to the finance books to do homework due tomorrow morning. Tomorrow will be another marathon of sample exams and practice problems. Anyone who thinks accounting is easy, basic, commonsense stuff hasn’t gone through NAU’s program with a bunch of geniuses for classmates.

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