Today was my day to SHINE. As an English major and self-admitted lover of Shakespeare I cannot envision a trip to England in which we didn't visit Stratford-Upon-Avon.
I flitted through the streets with unabashed love and respect, although the main town center was a bit touristy for me to fully imagine myself in Shakespeare's shoes. I told my new friend Maxwell an extensive history of Shakespeare and all of the theories and criticisms of his work, but mainly bugged him with my verbatim reciting of Shakespearean sonnets.
Walking through his childhood home was a feeling of deja-vu for me. Now, some may say it's because I have extensive history with Shakespeare and have seen pictures of his home BUT I just may in fact be the reincarnation of Shakespeare himself. Nobody can tell me otherwise.
After our time in Stratford, we continued on to Oxford. Now, if you know even one thing about me, is that I plan to study abroad and the only place I will consider is Oxford. My childhood self never thought to apply to Oxford because international applications were much more work, but now I could see myself living and studying here. The library spanned streets and was no doubt filled to the brim with hard working students, and my fingers barely grazed the door handle before Cathal led us away from Oxford and back onto the bus. If there's one place so far that I feel I need to revisit (hopefully for an entire semester), it has to be Oxford.
I took my first ride on the Underground! Unlike the T in Boston it was quite clean and comfortable for me, and very pleasant. Just kidding Boston, I have to love you! Amy, Josh, Jen, Tierra, Max and I went out to an extremely delicious Italian restaurant in London, and had an amazing time. I'm so lucky that I got to know them, and met the Arkansas group because they are absolutely wonderful, funny and so sweet! Tomorrow is a big day in the city!