The Unexpected

This is quite unlike the days that I hoped the first visit to be: enjoying the slow-paced Parisian lifestyle.

I stayed up for the entire night before I took the flight to Paris, frantically packing my luggage. The days before school started, I had busy schedules visiting tourist places. During the orientation week, I was meeting new people, adapting to a different lifestyle. As courses are being introduced, I tried to manage my time while being heavily sleep-deprived.

I drew this line in one take on behalf of my memory of the occurrences in Paris. The wiggled lines represent the lack of sleep, stress, and some unpleasant encounters. The straight lines represent calmness compared to the times I felt overwhelmed. Texts are written beside the lines for detailed descriptions of the events.

The time accelerated.