In the search of it

Bonifacio, Corsica.

For WPC: Place in the World.

Several years ago, the choice for this post would have been so easy, some Seine riverside photo or other, Pont Neuf, or a random Parisian street. Today, though, my place in the world seems to be transforming constantly. Home is a feeling, not a place, anyway. Not that I don’t feel like belonging to my favorite city anymore, I still very much do, I still adore its streets and its banks as much as always, I still get the sweet aching sting in my chest every time I leave it. Yet, the older(?) I get, the more I feel like the stuffy city air, the absence of true green colour, the noise, are getting to me … and the more I feel at home at the Southern part of France. The more I appreciate that special easy charm, worn out and lively, the clearing wind rushing through. And the closeness of salty air, hitting your stuffed nostrils, those narrow paths among the bushes and the flowers, with such stunning views on the majesty of the world you have to actually catch your breath again.

In the words of my friend, on our last day on this magnificent island, a country of its own, really : ”What are we waiting for?” – to change our homes into a place where we can breathe and walk freely, where there is everything you need to build your own little paradise.

Would I last here, though, wouldn’t I miss the other side? Maybe, there is never just one place where we belong, there always have to be more, complementing each other in their contrasts.

5 Comments

  1. Beautiful and true. In the words of an old Slovenian joke: Važn, da se muva. 😀 (Pozabila sem cel vic, ampak to reče rejver.) The key is to move around. Mobility must be one of the meanings of life. I have now Tuscany seaside farmland as home where nothing ever happens, except in the two summer months when I prefer to flee, and Rome as a once-a-month sanctuary, and Slovenia as twice-a-year homecoming. Not bad at all. 😉 I see that you see the beauty of the south as well. Must be the blue and green.

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    1. Yes the beauty of the South 😊hahahaha a good one 😆 and I agree, there’s something about mobility that makes life better. Yours really sounds nice! Mine includes twice-a-year homecoming too, the rest is improvisation 😉

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