Tuesday, 13 December 2011
out of the cold darkness and into the merry warmth. i'm not big on churches as a rule, but i abide by the lazy atheist code of happily getting involved whenever there's a chance free mince pies will be involved. and it's nice, it's always nice, to be around people at christmas - no matter the circumstance. it's especially nice here, surrounded by all the ancient walls of st andrews, and the benefits of attending a tiny little university are made plain by walking into a carol service and immediately finding friends you didn't even know were attending. a lot of people were very dressed up as the christmas ball was taking place immediately afterwards, and a lot of people were wearing the bright red st andrews gowns, but me & my housemates simply bundled up in our warmest, scruffiest clothes to face the dreaded winds, & went straight back home afterwards. back into a different kind of warmth - not the warmth of tradition & unity, but the warmth of friendship & familiarity, and the even warmer knowledge that the journey home is just around the corner.