Feb 27, 2011

A poem in two parts. ''Travel = Movement/Time'' by LozInTransit

'Travel = Movement/Time'

Traveling is living the dream,
and like a dream every moment is a bubble.
Each with its own fragile beauty,
A light air that can vanish in an instant.

A new day offers a new home. New moments with new friends.
But a moment has no constant measure.
Minutes with good company could linger more than months in a great country.
No equation of words and numbers can explain it.

To live well one should enjoy the wonder of each moment.
For like a bubble, trying to contain it would be the surest way to lose it.
Over time, our moments become memories.
And longer still our memories turn into madness.

Movement over Time
Living in our dreams would be a beautiful insanity.
Its a rapid movement of oneself without having gone anywhere at all.
We take comfort in the pillows we've laid.
But they can suffocate us if the hands of time get a hold of them.
Once we allow it, the strike of every minute can be cause for great alarm.
Then we might stir. Then we might moan.
Or perhaps we awaken and begin to move once more.
Allora, I am in Venezia now.
You do a lot of thinking traveling alone. Most of that has been digested through conversation with others. Its good to know I can still get pregnant with ideas considering its been a while since I left design but of course that doesn't mean I haven't been fucking with my head.

Some of the inspiration for writing this probably goes to a Punk Rock scribe (dissentinpenmanship.com) from B-More. We hung out in Firenze and Roma. His faith in the power of writing made me believe in it too. But the credit is shared to all the wonderful locals and travelers I've met and the loved ones at home who I carry with me.

Though I've only been gone for a month. I feel like I've been traveling for years. You can travel with your mind or your feet. Both are rewarding, but traveling with your feet gets noticed more so you feel cooler.

The last few weeks of connections and activity have been fun. Ditto for the 2010 Preseason. Here in Venezia, making my first return visit after having 2 brief, enjoyable nights I will be staying put for a little while. These poems were created on a day where I did mostly nothing, waiting/working.

The first time in these months of 'travel' where I was content to do nothing. No pressure to maximize the day. Breathing easy, Living simply which ironically gave it even more value.

Ciao Ciao

Feb 11, 2011

A question answered with a quote: German + Italian edition

My camera was taken in München, 6 days into my 1yr [fingers crossed] journey around Europe. In lieu of not taking photos, I am collecting memorable quotes from the wonderful conversations I'm having with fellow people of the world. The title comes from a special exhibition in Frankfurt - Matthew Brannon: A question answered with a quote

Find the collection of quotables here:
- A question answered with a quote: German + Italian edition
- A question answered with a quote: Spain edition
- A question answered with a quote: Portugal edition
- A question answered with a quote: Holland Edition
- A question answered with a quote: UK Edition
- A question answered with a quote: Lithuania Edition
- A question answered with a quote: Latvia + Estonia edition
- A question answered with a quote: England edition
- A question answered with a quote: Germany Revisited edition
- A question answered with a quote: Turkey edition
- Listen to my Podcast inspired by AQAwaQ: Lets's Get Real podcast

germany,, south korea
Haru Haru (Korean: Day by Day)

frankfurt, demolition
Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so

bear grylls, victory,You need to savour all your little victories

france, starbucks
There are 8 billion people in the world. You can't know all of them right?

You know you're not the only tourist right?
By the time you get home, 100 people would've uploaded the same thing on YouTube

green bay packers, pittsburgh steelers, superbowl
Maybe people are scared to be one on one because what you're really
asking is "Can we have a talk about who we are"

berlin, Warschauer Straße, bridge, sunset
All you need is the camera in your mind

...Its searching for the truth you might never find

john wayne, nostalgia,, black and white
...A nostalgia for things that never were

bill murray, japan, ennui
I won't try to be different this time

werner herzog, dreamsOnce you stop dreaming, you die

peaches, berlinIf I had one wish, it would be that Berlin stays fucked up forever

Gärtnerplatz, munich, roundaboutI am an illusion

james franco, art, exhibition
My heart gets broken everyday

italy, brazil, football, soccer, no goalWithout a goal its difficult to score

venice, alley, birdeyeO mundo gira (Portugese: The world spins)

fake david, firenze(sarcastically) "Hey there’s this place where you don’t have to change
a thing about yourself but everything will be done for you"

audrey hepburnAfter time our memories are no longer memories, its our imagination

No Talking, No Videos, No Photographs please

trenitalia, trainDifferent angles, different seasons of the heart

Tina Modotti, italy, politicsYou don't need to keep in contact, just keep the moment alive

Feb 1, 2011

Observation: The worst place possible - My own mind

The Postal Service - Recycled Air

chatting to friend in Frankfurt Apple Store:
I yearn for something to say. to share with my kids. I think the best things will only ever be said in conversation. I can't collect my thoughts well enough. and sadly they may just end up in the worst place possible. swirling around my own mind