It has been almost a month since my days as a student have officially come to an end. I never quite got around to writing about it because a lot has been happening and truth be told, I was not quite ready yet. Putting something into writing makes something even more real – similar to a photo which when taken, preserves the moment. Our brains have so much in them already that they need these little concrete things as keys to remembering even the most distant of memories. We may not remember everything that happened on that exact day, hour, minute, or second. However, fragments come back to us, telling us that all these things happened and that all these things are quite real, just past.
Now, I am ready – to write and to let go.
(c) T. Villareal