more than your camera.
more than your laptop with all your photos.
this is what you treasure most.
the project you began in germany at the end of october 2010… a carnet de voyage de recettes. it’s your travel recipe journal.
and yesterday you finished it.
250 pages. full of people. full of handwritten recipes. full of memories. anytime you met someone sympa you asked for a recipe. friends, carpools, couchsurfing, restaurants, co-workers, random people on the street, children… and rarely did people ever say no.
a place where different languages and cooking styles and personalities are in one spot. in one special leuchtturm journal.
you didn’t contribute one word to this journal. it’s all the people you’ve met who have written it for you.
it’s full. there isn’t any space left. and originally, you wanted to cook everything in the book once you completed it. and write about it. photograph it. and share it with everybody. you still want to.
your life is a life of suitcases. a life of moving.
there is no kitchen. there is no chez toi to invite friends and neighbors over.
it is physically impossible at this point in your life.
so you decided, rather than stop completely… to just continue.
tome two. volume two. has been unwrapped. blank pages.
so, you decide – the day you sign an apartment lease will be the day you stop this project. even if the journal is incomplete, it doesn’t matter – once you have your very own chez toi, that will be the day you stop asking for recipes and start cooking all these memories. and don’t worry – those recipes will be shared.