Saturday, April 14, 2012

if i forget you.

today, we finished finals, and never in my life have i been more upset about it. my time here is quickly coming to an end. it scares me. i'm not sure i'm ready to go back to real life. i love jerusalem. i love finishing finals and going to the western wall to welcome in the sabbath. i love walking into the old city and slipping and sliding around on the cobblestone roads. i love meeting up with the shopkeepers and getting free food. (did i just say that out loud?) i love walking through the city and getting run over by christian processions. i love hearing the call to prayer and looking out over the city. (even when it feels like i just heard it five minutes ago.) i love the long walk to and from the city and literally walking uphill both ways. (well, maybe i don't love it, but i will miss it.) i love hearing "mormons!" and "byu!" and "are you chinese?" (and the stupid little giggle afterwards, because they think they're so funny). i love returning to the jc and saying, "home!"

sometimes sj says things better than i can. the jc really has become my home. i can't even imagine how hard it is going to be to leave it. especially because i feel like i just got here.

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