The arrival at the iron bird’s nest
The building belonging to the King
The adapting to things unfamiliar
The learning and conjuring of principles
The unlearning of biases and stereotypes
The relearning of humility and empathy
So! You’re about to arrive to Edinburgh, are you? Congratulations! Whether you come from places as far as Australia, or as close as next door, I’m sure you’re eager to start living new experiences in this amazing University.
I must say that everything I was told about Edinburgh’s weather has turned out not to be the case. I am struggling, rather unsuccessfully, not to call it a lie. For example, I was told that it doesn’t snow in Edinburgh because of warm currents from the sea. I believed it till the beast arrived.
Work on my dissertation is now in full swing. Everyone is on it with various degrees of success. Some are having a good time, while others are finding it tough. Unfortunately, I am in the latter group. The past few weeks have been extremely frustrating.
Before reading this blog, I really urge you to watch a short film I saw when I was very young. The name is "Science Please!: Why is the Sky blue?". You can find it in Youtube and it's less than 1:30 in duration, so please: go, go! Watch it!
Nine months ago, I gave one of the saddest goodbyes in my life… on September I said goodbye to the sunny days. I know… I was overdramatic. But after almost nine months, I was really missing the expression “it’s sunny today”.