I went back to France. Again. Why? Easy. I had been the opportunity of
“I’m not afraid (I’m not afraid)
To take a stand (to take a stand)
Come take my hand (come take my hand)
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just letting you know that you’re not alone
Holler if you feel like you’ve been down the same road (same road)” (Not Afraid – Eminem)
It’s time to start another trip. Another adventure is coming. Tomorrow I fly to France (again) to start my final year of Master Degree. I have not talked a lot about my life during these months, because they have been quite intense. Now, work is finished (I will say something in that too), the stuff is (nearly) ready, the house seems to be there, so I am waiting for tomorrow to come.
As my little experience on travels taught me, I am expecting some funny memories to remember and to tell you, so you may laugh at my misfortunes you too.
As it is written on the top, I am not afraid (well not anymore) to take my stand, to do what I think it’s good for me, to make my own choices. The lyrics meant something different for Eminem, but I love thinking that you can model words to your own needs (isn’t what politicians do all the time?) I have learned a lot during these years, I have grown and become a different person (I do not know whether good or bad), I have understood that it is not always other people’s fault if something goes wrong. If you are not “brave” enough to take the responsability of your choices, actions and positions, you will never get out of the crowd, you will always be part of that undefined number of people that follow wind direction without taking a stand.
Better if I go and finish packing 😉
Or 09th of September, for those who has problems in reading US dates correctly, as me.
I will not spend hundreds of lines arguing about what happened, why it happened or anything else. A lot of people have already done it in the past 13 years and it led to nothing new, except a massive amount of supervision rules in plazas (hope it’s the good word for what I wanted to say 😉 ).
Hundreds (q.v. thousands) of videos, pictures, articles, news reports, specials on TV, movies have been made and shared everywhere and I will not talk about them either.
I just want we all remember – in our own way- this terrible day and do whatever we can to change the future, so that our children and grandchildren can live in a better place. In the same way our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents fought to give us a better world.
Do not waste anything of what has been given to you; just because you received it freely, it does not mean that it has to be thrown away.
We travel not to escape life,
but for life not to escape us.