Monday, January 22, 2007
想念坷仔麵線的1:30 amOn the shuttle to Lamont today I saw a few students dragging their luggage around, penting.
Ah, they are going home. Again, for the 3rd time, perhaps (Thanksgiving + Christmas + intercession now) ...
Envious, absolutely envious. No other word could describe my state of mind at that moment.
I don't know what is it about me these days, but I don't think I've ever been this homesick my whole life.
Maybe it's the desire to run away from everything here (such as all the exam books still awaiting to be graded; I'm literally getting nightmires about them);
Maybe it's yearning for a warmer place (anywhere but here that's below freezing point);
Maybe it's not wanting to go home to a empty house of darkness and silence;
Maybe I'm just not getting quality sleep these day.
Maybe ... maybe ... maybe ...
Of what use? There is absolutely no way that I could possibly be home anytime soon, so why even bother toiling with the idea?
But I can't help it.
1:30 am at Lamont, my grading partner/TF colleage said - "Ah, if only we were in Taiwan right now, then I'd just walk out to the street and get a bowl of 坷仔麵線 ..."
And then we looked at each other and let out a long sigh ... 無奈之嘆。
梅ちゃん at 5:27:00 PM