on leaving



I’ll see if I go to these ends of continents if I fall over the edge into myself. Then, I started to think, historically, how a seemingly distant place had placed so many people in the same frame of mind. And also, politically, geographically, these places had so many similarities. That lead into this question of: Why do you have to go so far to take a step inside of yourself? Why is it so much easier to describe things that are emotionally distant and also geographically so far away? Then there was a moment when it felt really important to include anything that was home, or supposedly home—whatever it is you’re deciding this [far away] place is far away from. — Martina Hoogland Ivanow

Saying some goodbyes this week. To possessions, and pets. To plates and plants and favourite dresses. To records and books and friends. People, some you know so well and some you hardly know at all. Travel is strange, exhilarating, timely, petrifying, exciting. I thought I already knew that everything is the same, everywhere; but entirely different all at once. Guess I need reminding again.

{MAKE SURE YOUR LIFE STAYS IN FLUX}

{I WANT TO SEE EVERYTHING}

{ON FREEDOM, CAT POWER AND FEELING ALIVE WITH POSSIBILITY}

1 comment:

  1. Such a romantic goodbye. I'm up and leaving my life too, but the process of offloading my possessions and responsibilities has been very cathartic.

    Enjoy your travels, wherever you are off to.

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