you enjoy the city. the camera stays at the apartment. a break from the shutter is needed.
and then it’s time to return to evreux. your home base.
however! you’ve begun a rather impressive lighter collection so there’s no longer any need to use the stove for cigarettes.
ps. you don’t smoke. but your roommate does/did.
you pause in evreux for 4 days. and then, as usual, you’re off.
you love words because of how they move you. they can move you back in time. they can move you into the future. as long as you can read, you can move.
covoiturage. an important word for those without cars. the basic idea is to carpool with strangers. throw away all your fears and apprehensions at the first sound of strangers– because each time you’ve done it, they’ve always ended in kisses. on the cheek, platonic french style, of course. but it’s one of your favorite way of meeting people. and also some of your most memorable conversations occur with people you’ll probably never see again.
and you also always wonder how don quixote would fare in the 21st century…
back home, you dig into the tourteau with your roommate. you aren’t sure how to describe it. well, first off, you don’t eat the crust. peel it off. you thank the native from la rochelle who told you that or else you’d have probably eaten it, marked it nasty, and never touched it again.
so, without crust, you dig in. and it’s unbelievably light. the flavor of a cheesecake, but the texture of something just a bit heavier than cotton candy.
you like it. but then again, it’s rare that you don’t like something.
la rochelle isn’t finished. in fact, there are 144 photos left to sift through. but you won’t be developing them until around july. or august. at the latest, september. so just let la rochelle fade a bit, but don’t forget it completely – because it will be making a comeback.