After reading about what happened yesterday, today I was not really in the mood to post any pics.
Not that I believe everything the newspapers tell us, but the fact is that many people died in a horrible and senseless way.
Facebook, however, reminded me that exactly two years ago I posted one pic, and I decided to reshare it.
It was the day when I resigned by the company I had been working for 7 years. I had to return the company car, that night. A colleague / friend carried me home, and I snapped a picture of me while I was cycling to have dinner with my aunt.
Beneath that picture I wrote, quoting Tom Petty’s “I’m free .. free falling!“.
My expression was telling the rest.
I could not know, that time, I would never quit that way.
Since then many people have often asked me, “Why do you travel?”.
“And why are you still?” I answer every time.
In a world that I don’t know where it is going, when future doesn’t seem to be bright at all, I also do not know what to wish for my nephews.
But I can tell them what traveling has taught me: always to bring a smile, to learn how to say thank you in other languages, not to be afraid to talk, to ask if necessary, and to give whenever is possible, basing our life on very little or nothing. Like this we generate some extremely positive energy, which attracts the same type of energy.
If this is the basis, we learn to consider everything what life gives us – or take away from us – as a gift.
Hatred, wealth, power, manipulation are all foreign elements to this kind of life, which put into a cage all those who want to rule them.
It may seem very trivial, and indeed it is, but we do not need much more – no matter what we have from birth – to live well with ourselves, and so with the others.
For we are only small beings, small temporary souls on this earth, all born as free, which will be free at death and therefore should also live all the time as free.
Free to choose, free to make mistakes, and free falling too.
But, in any case, free.