Self-portrait, August 1, 2007
Next summer I would like to be able to go home to British Columbia for five or six weeks and go through my old negative collection that is sitting in storage. Finding and sharing all those old images and memories is something I’m itching to do….. That’s something you don’t think about until you live aboard. The reality of how you will be physically separated from so much.
Separation from family.
Separation from identity.
Separation from material possessions.
Separation from memory.
However, one of the best things about being abroad is being separated from everything! It forces you to let go of and live without so much junk and crap that you thought was so important to you. Some things do define us… but other things we are better off leaving behind….