Monday, April 14, 2008
Go now. Start your long planned journey around life – around both our lives. Try this world and what it has to offer you, and keep the best. Check new places with untouched landscapes and feel the wind. Try strange foods and tell me latter how it was. Speak with the peoples and try to understand what it is they really want, how they feel about things. Go north and go south. Bathe in crystal clear waters shinning brightly under the sun, and fell the murdering cold of extreme latitudes. Just go. Don’t waste time packing too much things you won’t ever need anyway. Close your eyes at dusk, away from here, and just think of who you are, where you are and what you’re doing. You’ll be living our entire dream baby! Fell the smells of Africa. Hear the roar of Europe. Go east and go west. Capture the colours of flowers and always bring some in your hands. Put them inside the book I gave you, to mark pages I never had the chance to read, and close it tightly. Go and see everything, go and do everything. Be everything you can be! Just grow and grow, far above what they made us believe we were – maybe there were hardly any constraints for us, all being part of the monstrous lie in which we’ve lived both our lives. Now you go and do it, grow. Outgrow me and the life we’ve led, it will only get better. I’ll be waiting for you and for all those stories. I know you’ll tell me all about it one day when we’ll rejoin and open the book together. I will never doubt it. Not just for a second. I will be here, thinking about you enjoying your life and those wonderful experiences, as if you were going to feel my hands forever in your hair.
(Photography: Porto, Portugal, 2006 / Text: Coimbra, Portugal, April 14th, 2008)
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