My 9th day at MICA. This honestly is one of the most beautiful places I have seen and experienced. Ofcourse it's green and the landscaping is awesome. But I'm not really talking about that though it is one of the reasons why I already love this place so much. It's the vibes. Okay, I should say here that I am a very "vibes" person. If I don't get good vibes from a person or a place then I would prefer to not have anything to do with that person and run as far away from that place as possible. I obviously don't always get to do that and sometimes I'm wrong but still....
So, anyway. Back to MICA. What prompted me to write this was that it rained today. The campus is looking breathtaking. The power went off for 10 seconds (our back-up system is way too efficient) and I finally got to see the place without lights. I can't even begin to tell you what that felt like. With the smell of the first rain, raindrops falling on my face as i lay on the bench
(not on the grass coz' of my god damn ankle) and Nights in White Satin playing in the background... It was a heady experience! I've been here for such a short while but I already feel incredibly comfortable here. I have never been a major fan of walking but that is all I want to do here. Walk all around campus. Make sure I know every nook and corner. Make sure I've seen the entire langur family, proved that there are more than 5 cats on campus, actually see the pregnant cat and Roxy do something other than sleep and now chase the cats, oh and i have to see a peacock. It's embarrasing... Everyone on campus has seen one except me.
Most of all I get to do what i love to do the most- people watching. I have spent most of my free time here noticing the people on campus- my batchmates, some of the faculty, the staff, the help... It's funny how I always end up learning more about myself everything I learn more about other people. As a batchmate of mine put it- we have 120 very strongly opinionated people here. None of them wants to concede even a single point to anyone else. It's not as bad as that sounds but it is true to a very large extent. Everyone here is insecure, some more than others. None of us has any idea what's gonna hit us. But that doesn't seem to trouble anyone. Whether we're in denial or we really are excited to be here is anyone's guess. I wonder who all among these 119 ppl are going to be my friends. How many of them will I be able to trust? How many of them will be able to trust me? I wonder... I guess I'll get to know soon enough... I'm curious as hell though... :-) I'm really enjoying getting to know all my batchmates. We are all so different. Have had so many varied experiences. I wish I could get to know everyone and learn all that I can from them but then I'd be kidding myself.
So I love MICA... i can officially say that now... This place is going to be my home for the next 2 years of my life and I couldn't be happier! I have been led to believe that there will be days where I definitely won't feel that way... Luckily those days haven't come around as yet.