Breezy Like Monday Morning
How about those misheard song lyrics?!
Monday morning Corey and I woke up around 7 a.m. I peeled myself off the floor and onto the bed while she got ready for classes. We went to Einstein's on campus for breakfast. I indulged in the Sante Fe wrap while we watched the line get longer and longer.
I sat in the Education Center lobby and finished reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (more on that later in a different post)
We were able to squeeze in a quick trip to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art to view their newest exhibit entitled "Do or Die: Effect, Ritual, Resistance". Fahamu Pecou's works explore life, death, culture, and violence in a contemporary context of black life. His drawings, paintings, and videos were so powerful. I can't relate to some of the things my peers feel but his works, especially the short film Emmett Still helped me understand a little better what it means to be black in America right now. Do or Die is a must-see if you're in Charleston before October 8.
The weather in Charleston was so cool and breezy following Hermine so I took advantage of some time outside by myself. I took a stroll down King Street to pick up a few art supplies from Artist & Craftsman. I almost didn't stop in Urban Outfitters but I sure am glad I did! I scored Kevin Drew's Darlings album (on pink vinyl) for $5 and Jenny Lewis' The Voyager for $10. It was a good surprise to bring home to Alex because we'd just been talking about how we needed some things from Broken Social Scene to listen to at home. I also picked up some liver treats for Aengus at Woof Gang Bakery so he wouldn't feel left out. I met a sweet head-shy Sheltie there that I'd love for him to meet when we are finally able to bring him down.
I headed back to campus to wait on Caylin for lunch since Corey's block of classes on Monday is so full. The Cistern yard was scattered with tour groups and families in town to explore campus during the holiday weekend. The parks were filled with (more) dogs, staff on their lunch breaks, and b-boys trying to catch a break.
Marty's Place at CofC has been a long time coming and it was on the top of my list of places to eat during my quick stay. I had the falafel pita and tabbouleh. Everything was handmade, fresh, and delicious. At $7.99 with a drink, it was well worth it!
I ended my trip with a quick visit with a friend at the library and gathered my things from Corey to head back home. I was fortunate to have a quick and easy drive with no stops, no stress, and no accidents. It was a refreshing and relaxing trip that I hope will carry me through the next couple of weeks.