La Rentrée (Paris, day 9)

Truly, there is nothing quite like an overcast sky to remind you that summer vacation is indeed over. 
At least I have this new piece to add a pop of color to the walls of my apartment :  

Piece by artist Socrates Argitis. Find more of his work at soxartshop.com and on Instagram @soxartshop (photo : Instagram @effie143).

As it is La Rentrée, I will soon have the unenviable task of contacting the university I’m to be attached to in order to finish my inscription administrative. An unexpected benefit of this is that my primary source of stress and frustration has been diverted from my breakup to the inevitable encounter of some (or several) university employees who will insist they no, they are not the ones who I am meant to turn some form or other to but at the same time only give me just barely enough information as to who I am to see next. 
After having done this multiple times the last years I lived here, I am convinced that this inscription merry-go-round is nothing more than a way to remind students that those days (or weeks) spent doing nothing are now effectively done with.

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