“One only understands the things that one tames,” said the fox. “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things all ready made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends anymore. If you want a friend, tame me…”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Officially on the go – I am travelling down the earth to collect sunsets like The Little Prince, taming that fox inside of me, sitting down a little closer, every day.
Calm water, that’s January in Miami. Every moment counts, I say. It took me two years and a bit more to get on this trip: a six-month backpacking trip across South America. Miami is a soft starting point before it all begins (because it was the cheapest way to fly).
Two years ago I had the impulse to take off. Two years later I followed up, gave up my job, a stable income, a home, a car, two dear cats, too many books, too many shoes, too many closets, too many comforts and too many responsibilities. I packed up everything and walked away with “only” a sixty litre Gregory backpack and a carry-on.