So I had the strangest feeling of déjà vu today. I was sitting on the grass in Kingens Have, my previously mentioned new favorite park, the particular lawn I was on was dotted with small groups and individuals of a distinctively student like persuasion. They were mostly talking with friends and the only language I was hearing was Danish. I was reading on my iPhone, just enjoying the sun and the surroundings and blending into this crowd.
Whenever I’m traveling I almost always like to blend into the crowd, I really like it when people think I’m a local, it makes me feel like I could become a local. (Exceptions include when I’m traveling in the U.S. when I very much try to look like a New Yorker). Anyway, at this particular moment I remembered what must have been one of my first visits to Smith. It was sunny out and I was going to meet my mom in front of the Campus Center, there were a bunch of students laying out enjoying the sun on Chapin Lawn so I walked out to the middle and found my own patch of grass and started reading on my iPad. Smith was my first choice school and I wanted to look like a Smithie. When my mom came up the hill and found me she said I really did look like I fit in and just I year and a half (? Ish ?) later I was actually one of those Smithies on Chapin Lawn.
I’ve wanted to live in Copenhagen for a few years now, and this visit showed me that this city really is special and I really could make my life here. So while I’m leaving this city and country tomorrow, I’m very certain I will be back. Now more than ever I want to call Copenhagen my home.