“Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.”
So this is it, this veeeeeery long and exhausting season is finally coming to an end this weekend… Fuck me, when I look around I only see 2 colleagues of mine out of the 17 who were working by my side since the actual beginning early December; which means we’re only 3 who have made it from the very beginning till the end… I suppose you can guess how tough it’s been… Whatever, I made it. One way or another, we have won.
Still can’t believe I managed to handle 6 months settled down in France… I’m proud of myself I must say, and for once in my life, I’ve got time and money to be spent wandering around.
Eurotrip’14 is about to start fairly soon… Stay tuned. So far I’m still planning to head north, between Germany, France and Belgium but nothing’s really settled yet – so poke me if you’re around!! As my father says; “you must leave room for the unexpected, otherwise it’s not really a journey.”
The world better behave, I’m coming!!
The other day as I was in a train heading to a hospital to visit a friend of mine, I heard a conversation between two teenagers sat right next to me and their main preoccupation was “what will I do after my A-level?? What career shall I pick?!?” Like if it’ll matter… It’s crazy how naïve we can be around 16… I’d gladly tell them that it all lead to the same place and your choice won’t really affect anything. Your real life will start once you’re off school, but I guess they have to find out by themselves like I did, like everyone does.
It’s funny because during that same train ride I was listening to my “Winter ’14” playlist from the last track added to the oldest and it felt a lot like “rewinding the season” and every memory that automatically comes along with… Besides, traveling across places I used to go at with my parents as I was just a kid reinforced that feeling… For the first time in my life I was literally travelling into a memory.
Travelers are often condemned to live alone with their fondest memories – to grow old far away from those with whom they share those unforgettable travel stories since this kind of people will never really be able to settle down anywhere… Sometimes I feel like life is a perpetual game of cat and mouse with my sidekicks across the globe.
What do you wanna do, it’s like this, encounters go by and farewells too.
On my side, I guess that the only thing that may have changed or simply evolved over time is the way I’m sure of my convictions, the way time and experience shaped them, the way they’re sharp and well thought out. Off course I’ll let you try to convince me – and quite frankly i’d love you to succeed from time to time – but in total honesty I wish you the best of luck.
But no worries, I still love the snow as much as I love sunsets. I still believe in the present, in hope and in the red wine. Passion is still what takes me out of bed daily. And when some sort of clear-sightedness tends to make me sad sometimes, I write it all out. Some sort of homemade therapy.
The secret is to know how to take your time. You know, sometimes mysteries are more exciting than explanations.
You don’t make new encounters in your dreams very often, do you? But every once in a while, you do meet someone with whom the contact goes particularly well and even though you are pertinently aware that it’s only a dream when you wake; you don’t feel bitter at your awakening. No you don’t, you’re fairly able to see that person still and you start thinking of what does all that means regarding your real life. Soon you start to smile… because someway somehow you know some great thing is about to pop up in your life shortly.
There’s something about the impending feeling before to set off for a new journey, because deep inside you know that there’s always a “you before” and a “you after” the trip you’ll take. And it’s never easy to deliberately abandon a part of you.
In the end we only regret the chances we’ve missed, the relationships we’ve been afraid to have and the decisions we’ve waited too long to make. Please never forget that a dream plus motivation becomes reality.
It is said that Supertramps never leave… they just continue their Road.