A place to call home…

Where I will live the next 5 months… Some pictures:

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A (Faraway) place like this

I need an island in the sea,
Away from you away from me,
Beyond the waves beyond the wind,
Beyond the world that we live in,
Under skies of shining stars,
Away from lights and noisy cars,
Above the egos and the stress,
Beyond the world we made a mess.
A place for me a place for you,
An earth that’s green a sky that’s blue,
A place for you a place for me,
An open sky and light blue sea,
With dreams as solid as the ground,
A place like this I think I’ve found.
A happy thought no one can take it,
A place like this is where we make it.

I need a mountain in the sky,
Just beneath where angels fly,
Where snowflakes falling on the ground,
Is the most disruptive sound,
Above the waves above the wind,
Above the world that we live in,
Above my life above the stress,
Where I can lay it all to rest,
Under skies of falling snow,
Just above the world below,
Just above the trees and birds,
A place I can’t describe in words.

An empty place that’s so appealing,
How’d I get this stupid feeling?
Bad ideas come and go,
But none as potent as the snow,
I need no island in the sea,
Just the things that make me me.
I need no mountain in the sky,
Just to laugh try not to cry,
Forget these far off fantasies,
And manifest as realities,
Reach out and grab it in good time,
Seize the moment make it mine,
Catch the moment make it last.
Just be grateful when it’s past.

Sensations as real as the wind,
Try not to be sad when it ends.
A happy thought no one can take it,
A time like this is when we make it.
I need an island in the sea,
And all of that which makes me me.

Source: www.PoetryInNature.com

Erasmus

At this point, I do not know where I am going because it is not the destination, it is the story that I’m going to write that will guide me through life. Only one thing about that is for sure, it will be an enrichment for whatever is next…!

via Erasmus.

WATCH THIS:::: A sitcom about the erasmus life in Gandia, Spain, made by erasmusstudents by the UPV universidad politecnica de Gandia.

Slow down Society

Did you ever stop and stand still? While the world is the hunter, chasing all of us. Following us with what they call evolution and progress…

“This is not a race. You don’t have to run. You might even slow it down, take a look around, in stead of chasing everyone…”

I noticed that if I let the hunted feeling go, that I can ‘unpower’ the world, that I ‘overpower’ it. Because whenever the world stops influencing you, only if it is for a few hours or a day. There is space to make personal evolution. And there is time to make up a balance for yourself.

Yesterday, I took a bus and I walked through the city. Never before had I been looking so different to things and people. It was a long time ago since I was there. I saw that a lot of old stores were gone and a lot of new, fancy ones had appeared. They were obviously better, nicer and cooler than the previous ones. When I tried to remember which store that has been there before, I could not even remember. That’s how we, humans, are. Out of the eye, out of the heart. Admit it or not.

If we can replace something or someone for the better than we are like whatever. Whatever for that lost thing or lost person. Is that honest? What happened to the other person, to that other thing? We just forget and by forgetting it seems that there is not an issue anymore. I call it ignoring.

I think the world is moving too fast and I feel like I cannot withhold the world from doing that. But I do feel that I don’t have to follow. I feel like one of the chosen ones to argue with trends, new cellphones, cars, … The world offers you to do things, to have things, to buy things and even to be a kind of person, but the world, the society will never be able to force me, right?

And by that position I’m in, I create a distance. A distance between myself and the society I live in. It feels as if I’m not part of it sometimes. Because it is ought to have a driver’s license at my age and to go to all festivals in summer and to wear fashion clothes etcetera. You know, I would love to be part of something, I even long to it. Belonging somewhere to someone. But if it is this way, I rather am alone. Lost in society. The outsider. For the good, waiting for better. Only willing to change for the best. And then I conclude, I am not like the rest.

What about you? Are you like the rest? Why?