女人與海:Valparaíso, Chile 瓦爾帕萊索, 智利

世界的動盪,也會隨著日子的姿態而寧靜下來。

思緒像海潮一般的來,那是不能自己的事。一開始,我有個很簡單的念頭:我想要跨越一片陸地,去遇見未來的自己。我所嚮往的純粹並簡單的生活方式,不僅要一步步地去建立它,更要一點點的去放掉它。

有一種陪伴,不帶虛榮,沒有任何地掩飾,在所有的缺點與陰暗面都暴露出來之後,還能夠溫柔地陪伴彼此在時間和空間的隙縫中。

從大城市飛到大城市飛到另一個大城市,才慢慢跟著巴士遊移近兩個小時到鄰近靠海的小城鎮。出了Santiago之後風景就轉換了。房子變少了,大樓都消失了,沿途是一片片荒地和偶時出現的小小規劃住宅區。我一邊努力地和暈車保持鎮定,一邊想像住在這所有房樓都長一樣的人們過的是什麼樣的生活?樸素的人們,進進出出樸素的房子與車子,是否也像被寵壞了的我們一樣為了生活掙扎著?

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First Stop: Stillness in Miami

“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 traveling 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 liter Gregory backpack and a carry-on.
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