Precursor: I didn’t get any one person’s name.
I walked up to the first sculpture on the left of the gallery opening. I had no clue what I was looking at, but found that nobody else did either. A student stood, staring at the eight-foot-tall sculpture and I stood next to him and asked what a particular piece of the sculpture might have been made from. This triggered a small conversation where we were both perplexed by the creation that stood before us. Dumbfounded and at a loss of words to contribute to keep the conversation going, I moved on to the next piece in the exhibit.
The very next sculpture was surrounded by about eight theater/ music theater students. I run around with this group of people on the regular and quickly joined them. We ended up talking in a tight huddle while questioning what we were witnessing and making a game plan for the rest of the assignment.
In the back room with the jugs of yellow paint covering the floor, I walked around examining each jug until someone came up to me and noted that they thought the glass pieces were simply painted on the interior, but I corrected them and let them know that the glass jugs were entirely full of bright, yellow paint.
I had my wine in my hand; a simple drink, but conversationally perfect nonetheless. I decided to go with the Chardonnay while the person I talked with went with red. We both wished we’d gone with the other as I have a preference with red and she has a taste for white wine. I shared that I got the white wine to pair with the cheese assortment that was provided and she had asked for the red simply to try a free sample since her friends had always suggested she try it.
The refreshments station. I hadn’t eaten all day and being that this was free food and I am a broke college student, the food became my priority in the moment. Quantity over quality… A guy wanted to know which cheese was spicy and I pointed it out to him while also suggesting he try dipping it in the hummus, knowing full-and-well that would be nearly vomit-inducing. Needless to say, that was funny to watch.