I started traveling when I was twelve. It was terrifying but I asked for it. It was not far but I didn't know anything about the place I'd be. Didn't know anyone. That's what I wanted. You don't know until you're actually there - and then what do you know anyway ? Can we know anything ?
I was alone but I asked for it. I guess I wanted life to start somehow. I started traveling when I was a baby, but I can't remember the first planes and trains and cars, and I believe traveling is breaking up with any comfort zone so I don't consider these travels as travels. I don't even believe that a plane, a car or a train makes you travel. I believe the trip is around the corner, I believe life is about the journey and after years now without any house, I can say I made it somehow. I wanted, and I still want, to be free. I wanted to try, as I don't think we can do much more than that. I wanted to live with what I needed. I wanted to figure out what I needed. Everything is at the storage. Since 2013. Maybe a storage prevents you from being a true nomad. I don't really care, I just know I didn't want to throw away a thousand books, my grandma's glasses and my red desk. Among many, many other things. I've been raised in your society. Where things are more than things. I've been raised in things I love and I've been taught to take care of them, because they are expensive, and because nothing matters more than time, and time is not money, but things are. I was a spoiled child. It was written on a black sweater designed by Sonia Rykiel, and I was wearing it. The more I grow up, the more I am questioning what spoiled means. All I know is what my friend Stella used to say : a house is too heavy to be carried on your back. All I know is I created many houses in others' houses, and I also know I need mine now. A house I never had. A house after years without a house is something I never had.
I don't even know in how many apartments and houses I've been living since five years. I know a new neighborhood can be more new than a new country. I know I learned more on the road than at university. I know I needed this. No space waiting for me. It makes it easy to say yes, when a new city comes up. I agree now. Not to know anything. Except we're gonna die one day. And we don't even know when. I knew this before. Agreed on this before. I just didn't agree the way I do (k)now.
I started photography, as most of us, while traveling. I kept starting. I kept traveling. I think I won't find what I'm looking for. But it's okay. What I'll find sailing will be what it will be.
Away gathers landscapes and people from different times in my life. It's just a way to share seconds in one existence. Nothing. A singer I love, known as Nobody, says we're nothing, and nothing is everything...