Monday Moods: I feel... dismissed.

Our last week in Oxford is over...
we came back with all our friends
for one final week of classes and celebrations.

After the late night gala on Saturday night,
I woke up Sunday to the bright sunshine in the window...
and I felt a little like Lewis Carroll's Alice.

I felt like I was waking from a dream 
after spending time in a curious place...
in a wondrous place
growing endeared to interesting people 
that sometimes do things on the odder side.

As much as I want to freeze our year here,
I know it's time to keep moving...
because just like Lewis Carroll said:

"I can't go back to yesterday,
because I was a different person then."

While our life has brought us to so many different moments,
at this junction,
the only option we have it so go forward 
and take these experiences with us.

I've enjoyed too many quiet moments in grand places...

entering a party at the Rhodes House
my favorite spot in Oxford by the Radcliffe Camera
A street fair in front of CS Lewis & Tolkien's favorite spot, The Eagle & Child

too many meals over candlelight & good conversation...

Jamie Oliver's Roast Chicken is practically perfect.

too many pure friendships develop...

Just hanging out at the Rhodes House... so Clinton of us!

too many afternoons spent sitting in pubs...

The Kings Arms, where Shakespeare stayed on his travels from Stratford-Upon-Avon to London.

Birthday Parties at The Perch in the garden that inspired the Madhatter's Tea Party

too many moments enjoying it just being "us..."

and way too many Coffee-Oreo milkshakes
from Moo Moo's in Oxford's Covered Market.

While we are sad to leave,
we are thankful for the lifetime we've lived
over the past year in Oxford!

Farewell, Oxford...
It's been enchanting!

London, you'll have some big shoes to fill!

Posted on September 13, 2011 and filed under "monday moods", "oxford".