Sandra, Sverre and Lina (not her real name)
"You are by far the best horse I have seen in a while!"
HOW did I react?
"Thank you!" Smiles. Laughter.
HOW did I feel?
Last Wednesday afternoon.
First exam: Done. Adorno's culture pessimism had entangled my brain. Two hours of complexity and darkness braiding my thoughts finally lay behind me. While I was busy untying my mind's windings I opened the door to the yard. Next to me a group of students discussed their answers, concerned about their results. My head was aching, my hands shivering from too much coffee and writing. I exhaled and stepped into the sunlight.
Suddenly a patter and voices calling "Gallop! Gallop!" filled the yard. Two kids were running from one entrance to the other, holding on to a strap that was tied to a woman's pants. The woman galloped ahead. She pulled her knees to her chest. Looking elegant yet moving effectively she was the queen of horses.
The kids faces: Pure joy. Their smiles illuminated the yard. They untied my brain, all at once. The headache was gone. Now there was a sparkle in my belly filling me with happiness. And thirst for adventure (And craving a human horse to run through the yard with! I am only realizing that now. Find one, just added that to my to do list. If you feel the call let me know).
They hit the light switch. Thanks, you guys.
Oh and Sandra, if you do happen to read this:
I am sorry I forgot your cute girl's name. Blame it on my exam please. I do remember she explained to me that she is "one big girl!" after I congratulated Sverre on his first pampers free day. Text me her real name if you want to. Thank you!