Home but on a Roll
I’m back in the country! It’s not for long, only a month and then I’ll be leaving for my bigger trip. I’m really excited to go. My plan for the coming six months is nog really made up yet, but I’ll see things as I go. Normally that is not really my style, I like having things planned out. Not all of the specifics of course, but at least a destination and rough route. At the moment I don’t even have that. But it’s okay, it will be good for me to take things as I go.
This last month before takeoff I’m busy with people. Everyone wants to have a last drink or see me before I take off for five months. It’s a come and go of friend, some of which I normally don’t see very often. So my free month has filled itself with a variety of people and stories. It’s funny how every person lives his own lifeline don’t you think? Like on this world there are billions of different stories playing at the same time. Yours, mine, the homeless man in your documentary.
Sometimes when I’m in the train I think about the life of the person sitting across from me. They have a complete story that I know nothing about and right at this moment our stories cross each other, but at the next stop she will get out and step out of my story. For me it would feel like she stepped out of my story, because I can only see from my own perspective. But her story continues too! Sometimes I just forget the other stories of other people. that they have their own lives. It feels like the moment they step out of your life, they just go up in thin air. I know that sounds kind of egocentric, but I just think the constant realisation of all these other people and other lives ould be too much for us all the time. It’s too big to wrap your head around.
Haha okay, I really just wanted to tell you about my trip-planning, I wondered a bit off track there. I already told you I’m excited to go, but I’m a bit scared too. It will just be me, all by myself. A few years back that thought might have stopped me from going, but gladly I got a little more confident over the years. It is still a little scary though.
I’m going back to work on my huge social agenda. So popular… You are going to LowLands this year right? You have fun there and tell me about it. Kisses to you, and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do..