Somehow we walked straight into Yann at the market anyways. He beat us there because he hitchhiked! We all bought things for a picnic: olives, an avocado, a mango, a melon, bread; we sat on the sidewalk passing a pocket knife back & forth. I know one day soon I will long for that lunch.
From our picnic we walked in search of a squat Yann knew of that we could find by following the river. Along the way we found a bar and we ordered a beer for each of us. Kerstin's favorite type of trees were surrounding us: gum trees with their pretty eucalyptus leaves and the most beautiful color scheme in every direction. We never found the squat, but we passed ancient buses & trucks converted into homes and pink flowers were everywhere. When we were tired & turning around to go back, a heard of goats with a shepherd and a sheep dog passed us.
Now I have a special place in my heart for these two friends of mine, and all the other unique people I've met, and I know that I am lucky to know them. I love, love, love being with beautiful people who inspire me to be beautiful too. I realised this more than ever yesterday, when I lay on the ground eating an entire melon all by myself, next to two people who just a week ago I'd never met, with all the hair on my legs entirely grown out, wearing clothes that weren't mine a month ago, and completely content with the insecurity of the present. Now I keep having these moments of realisation where I recognise this moment should be shocking, but it isn't. It means the present is exactly as it's supposed to be, and secretly I worry how I can create my near future similar to this bliss.
Ps. Some of these photos are not my own
thx Kerstin, Rob & Yann :-)