god I procrastinate these so badly.
lol so another meet-up had been planned last minute. We were supposed to meet at 12, but knowing me I actually happened to wake up at 12, lol. It couldn’t be helped though, I was actually woken up by a call from Sadian, if not I probably would have slept into the afternoon. I haven’t had much sleep as of last week so I really need to stop staying up late for a while. It’s almost midnight and I hope to get through this pretty fast.
So yeah, usual me with terrible timings I manage to arrive at the Hackney Marshes (where we planned to meet) almost two hours late. There at the time was Kakay, Phillipa, Chloe, Sadian and Le-My. I happened to come across Ignatius, the Ghanaian person I mentioned some days ago, walking the wrong way. lol so I helped him back and took him to where we were to meet.
I had to leave after ten minutes of sitting down, that sucked. Sadian, Le-My and I had planned to attend badminton because it’d been some weeks since the three of us had played. We almost decided not to go after hearing out overly packed the courts would be, but we went in the end and it was pretty good. On our journey we had those “deep meaningful conversations”, but then again we’re the type of friends that jump straight into them at random times. But still, long journeys are nice, it gives you time to discuss nearly anything. They’re really comfortable, the two of them, when it comes to talking about personal things.
And ha, Boris Johnson’s voice on the bus is absolutely classic.
We travelled around not too long before arriving at the leisure centre for the badminton session today. I played far worse than I did yesterday though, that was a worry. We began to tire ourselves out pretty fast, and after some hours, left.
We decided to meet back up with Phillipa and the lot though, it wasn’t all that late yet and seeing as it is summer the sun does set pretty late, we thought why not? They were no longer at the marshes though, they moved down to a park not too far from their area. Victoria Park. It didn’t take too long to get there, and once we did we met up with them pretty fast. Only Kevin, Phillipa and Kakay were left though, everyone else had headed home. Kevin left pretty soon too, in fact he only waited for us to arrive to say hey and then left. Aw, Kevin. I really enjoy Kevin’s company, it’s a shame he’s so submissive in the group, he’s a really great and funny guy. His presence is really nice.
Down at Victoria Park we laid back on a giant swing for a while until we lost all shame and threw ourselves at these enormous slides. Like I’m being completely legitimate when I say these slides were enormous. Even for my 6 foot height the slides were enormous. Hell, imagine how they would be for toddlers and other little children. This one slide was tunnel-like and was so high up and oh my god I felt so young and when I slid down oh my god it was so fun and dark and fast and wow, it was hilarious. It was pure euphoria. Myself and Sadian dragged Le-My along to try the slides too and the shrieks and shouts you could hear from her as she slid down was pure ecstasy. Hell, I managed to climb back up to the start of the slide for the third time or so and there was a couple in their mid-twenties preparing to slide down. The woman asked for me help to push her and the screams and laughs she gave further proves that it seems like we’re still children at heart. We can’t help it.
I enjoyed myself at the park so much, more than I’d thought I would. The thing is that it was so unexpected, so unplanned that made the park meetup that much more amazing. Things are best when unplanned, when at the spur of the moment everything feels bliss. I hope more things like this happen, there should be some more meetups in the week. Hopefully these are just as beautiful.
And to end the day at the park, an amazing sky, this burning red ripping through the clouds as the day came to an end. The sky then dimming and the group growing quiet… You can’t help but smile, slowly cock the eyes and wish that the days ahead be just as beaut as that moment in time.
Maybe we’re too quick to grow up. Maybe, just maybe, we should stop leaving our childhood behind and hold on to what brought us all those laughters all those years ago. I’m in adolescence and at this point I’m at a mid-way. Where do I go from here?
And with that, I bid thee adieu.
Thank you for reading.
Take care, thank you and sweet dreams.