It’s hard to describe time here at Chewonki. Sometimes it feels like I’ve been here 5 months and other times it feels like only 3 weeks. It’s like a time warp. I’ve talked to other students about it, and our question is: What happens to time at Chewonki? I don’t wear a watch at home, but here I do, and still time seems to elude me. When we first got here the teachers warned us that our time here was fragile and would quickly leave us, but we paid no heed to their warning because we didn’t want to believe that it was true.
These past 5 days we’ve had our mid-term break, and I can honestly say that I was not expecting it so soon. We’ve had our mid-term tests and had our break and now we’re into the second part of our semester, which is both exciting and dreadful. It is exciting because we are at a point where we’ve become completely comfortable with the people and our surroundings. We now know all the quirks of Chewonki and all the special things that come from being here. We’ve adapted ourselves to our cabins, and in turn, our cabins have adapted themselves to us. While this is a great feeling, it also brings bitterness too. We know that our time here is limited and that this feeling of comfort must eventually come to an end all too shortly. There are still things that I have not done that I would like to and people that I would like to get to know better, and while we are all feeling sort of gloomy about only have 2 months left, I hope we will still remember to enjoy our time here and experience everything we can in this place we now call home.
-Taylor Anderson, Drexel Hill, PA