It’s hard to believe that the month of June has already commenced, as well as the bobcats of 2010 have begun as well in the next chapter of their lives. However, that doesn’t mean that the book’s closed yet. Having mentioned in my previous entry, it’s been a joy reconnecting here in the city with alumni, present fellow acquaintances, and classmates I haven’t seen who have recently returned from their semester-long study abroad. I find it extremely thrilling when I am stopped by a complete stranger who’s noticed my Bates apparel. As I’ve reiterated before, I am missing “home” in Maine more by the day (who knew? The idea of a New Yorker longing for Maine sounds preposterous, but it goes to show the extent of my own transformation through Bates) Of course, besides the campus life, it’s also mainly because the weather there is comparably breezier and less humid. I surprise myself even now when I think of Bates even more than the apartment I moved out of after having resided there more than 10 years! In fact, I am marking down the calendar until I set foot onto that familiar grassy terrain and of course…Commons.
In addition to commencing research for my thesis, I recently participated in the Tour de Brooklyn, an annual eighteen-mile bike tour throughout the borough. Fortunately, I survived. Here are pictures from previous years of the event:
The roads certainly looked alien, as the road traffic this time was strewn with bikes and not the usual yellow cabs. Hopefully from a bobcat’s vision, this will be the “commencement” of a concrete path to a more eco-friendly future.