Voyage by the window #12 - Singapore, 2020
Singapore, 20 July 2020
Hello home, here I am, enjoying your presence after 3 months of absence. I will never forget that morning of Tuesday 21 April when I decided to leave you, without much reflection, to resist the imposed restrictions and follow my natural instincts of freedom and desire for expansion. When I realised that I was the only passenger on that boat I was uncertain if I made the right decision but every day that followed confirmed that it was. It has been an incredible journey this time, with a particular depth in the discovery of places, my interaction with people, old and new friends and mainly strangers. Each chapter felt dreamy and unreal in the beginning until the stories started to naturally unfold and magically connect with each other.
Standing here at this window now brings back other memories. Memories of an inaccessible past, when I greeted and sent off my friends from here, when my lamp was a blinking signal for secret suitors, and also the moment I saw an ambulance coming that took me on a different trip. While the rest of my apartment looks intact and the plants amazingly fresh, I realise that the window is covered with thick layers of dust, traces of raindrops, sunshine and occasional wind. Oh how I wish it could tell me about the different atmospheres, events and vistas that it observed during my absence.
I have several homes in this world and doubt that this will be the last one, but right now it feels so good to be back, being surrounded by familiar objects and smells and my favourite afternoon light, leadings into the golden hour. Thank you for following me all along, feeling your presence through fingerprints and beating hearts made me incredibly happy.