I am beginning to find my feet in Bombay Beach. Able to put names on faces, knowing enough people to have interesting conversations with, seeing the bigger picture. Last night Belgian DJ Charlotte De Cock played a set at the Ski Inn, which left me feeling completely chill. Charlotte recently moved here and apart from DJ work, she is a painter, free spirit and professional wanderer who belongs in the desert. It's funny what the desert does to you. When everything around you is reduced to sand and wide open spaces. I am beginning to think everyone should find their own personal Bombay Beach and spend time in it. I am a searcher. Constantly trying to find where my place in this world is. Where do I belong? How do I live my life? What are my values? Living here takes you right back to the basics. I have been able to leave so much behind (apart from my entire summer wardrobe, see yesterday's post). I am aware that the world would probably stop turning if we all just jumped on that plane to our own personal happy place and raved about how we don't need anything apart from the sun and some food every now and again. But I wish more people would sit down and think about the way they live their lives. About the consumerism that has taken over. Belgium is facing yet another general strike next week, because people think they are not getting enough. It's all about more, more, more, while it should be about how we can do things with less. About sharing and dividing things fairly and still be happy with what we have. Why does that seem so difficult?
I am freeing my mind, will the rest of you follow?
Leaving you with a polaroid I titled 'The fire inside'. Find your fire. I dare you.