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Going Back Home

December 6, 2013

Andres Cuervo ’17

I went home a week and a half ago for the first time since arriving at Oberlin - they say it's the most jarring visit home (the ominous "they" being other college students). As a result, the following are some differences I noticed between going home and being at Oberlin.

My shower at home feels so small now ...


illustration of a communal shower fading into a single shower



And my bed felt gigantic!

Illustration of a twin bed fading into a queen bed



My dogs grew out their hair since I left home.



"before oberlin" illustration of two groomed dogs fading into a "after Oberlin" illustration of two un-groomed dogs



And, of course, the weather was quite different in California...



"oberlin" word with snow coming from it fading into "home" word with a sun

I'm sure there are more weird feelings that stood out to me, but these are four that stuck with me the most. Oh, and the thing I loved most about home? Pumpkin pie, of course! (Oh, and my family obviously).



Animation of a pie with slices fading away



Responses to this Entry

PIE. Animated pie. Is it animated in real time, like, is that how fast the pie disappeared? Because at my house, it's basically that.

Also, my first summer home after having a twin bed in college was so baffling because I could roll over in my queen sized bed and not be on the floor/hitting my desk. Home. It's the little things.

Posted by: Ma'ayan on December 9, 2013 10:44 AM

Just wanted to say I LOVE your all your entries. So full of personality and fun, especially with the awesome gifs! What do you use to make them?!

Posted by: Annie on January 13, 2014 11:29 AM

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