5:40 pm. Afternoon almost fading on Saturday at this new big city where I can search for my dream. I am getting very anxious only having my apartment so beautiful in front of my eyes, mainly when all is cleaned and on their positions. I am a good person for clean.
And about this city, Sunomono, is big, but very peaceful. The only reason I am here it’s because the University of Sunomono is one of the best of the country and is the only place I can do zoology. The other places are far away where I lived with my family. I did the entrance exam and I was approved. I had studied hard to pass and now it’s my opportunity to follow my dream far away from everything I had, a new journey to follow alone.
I was at the window looking around the street I live and at my front there is a little park, a great place where I can relieve and rest for good moments or meditate. I enjoy meditating. My street isn’t very noisy, other good point to praise. The green at my front, the good air I can breath and feel the sweet coming from the leaves, the peaceful neighborhood – if I have – and an herbal market close. What more can I give reasons to admire this place? Well, the only fact I am alone lets me sad sometimes.
At my family, I had a good growing with my parents at a house full of plants and herbs. Here begins my like for herbs. I remember I was 8 years old and my mom faded away without reason. I was believing my dad knows where she was, but he never said. Maybe he knew, but he didn’t want to tell me to hurt my kid feelings. But, I wanted to have more time with my mother. I love her a lot, but since now, with 22 years old, I never more saw her. I grew up with my father and sometimes I visited my grandfather, my mom’s father. He was a sweet person and he until gave me a porcelain vase. Green and light gray, colors he loved and also because that family likes a lot to plant trees and study herbs. I have no idea how many plant species there are at his house. Now, I look at trees and see the orange light of sunset hitting with the green and making a good ink art, wondering if my mom would be at some Heaven or peregrinating around the world. She dedicated a lot to build her life. I sigh and smile. I should be grateful for all that happened at my life, my dad taking care of me, the dream I am having the possibility to arrive and for being a strong man surviving all the prejudices and jokes.
And how I said, I am here to follow my dream. I got a vacancy at university and I finally will study zoology. I know, it’s a strange area for me, but I always loved to take care of animals and know how are their behavior. It’s like biology. The study of life is very curious and interesting for me. Turning back and looking my new place, a simple living room with couch, TV, some pictures and a big fan above the table. The vase I put at my room only to have something to occupy. What to do? It’s early yet. I can’t sleep now. Maybe I should buy some food while it’s getting dark.