I had quite a magical experience on my way to work this morning. I love the drive to work in the morning as I drive through extremely beautiful Lincolnshire and Rutland countryside and today was the last time I’d do it.
There’s a hill on the journey which has a fantastic view when you come over the top in your car, it looks down over Rutland water with patchworks of fields all around and the town of Oakham in the distance. Today though, it was especially fantastic. At exactly the moment I came over the hill, Radio 1 started to play “Long and Winding Road” by the Beatles and I looked down into the dip in the landscape to see the most brilliant, clear, huge rainbow I’ve ever seen in my life to the side of Rutland water and a huge flock of white birds flying across the sky with the early morning sunlight glinting off their feathers.
It was as if someone had arranged it all for me, as a friendly farewell, I suddenly felt all goose pimply, warm and fuzzy inside. Then I hit the traffic and reality kicked back in 😛 It reminded me a little of a moment in one of the Animatrix films where a girl is in a “haunted” house where the laws of physics are breaking down and she falls to the ground as a white dove flutters upwards but suddenly gravity changes and she floats to the ground with a warm hum and watches the bird in flight in slow motion.
At lunch I had “the last supper” in the usual Friday pub then went back to say my goodbyes.
I’m currently still packing my life into boxes and its 11:15pm. My computer should be all disconnected and ready to stick in the VW camper tomorrow morning but instead I’m on LiveJournal writing more drivel 🙂
I’ve had a great gap year, learnt an awful lot about life, computing and everything and hopefully it’s now the end of an era and the beginnng of an ever bigger, better one. Stuff the people who want to mess things up for us, they will fail. I’m feeling optimistic but it still hasn’t sunk in that I’m leaving home and it’s tomorrow in a few minutes!
University of Birmingham, here I come!