Geneva, Bogotà, Addis, Bruxelles, London, Paris, Washington, Delhi, Rome… An ‘itinerant’ life, as ours, has certainly many positive aspects. But some drawbacks as well.
One of the drawbacks is certainly the number of things that you end up accumulating at every place you stay, and that you have to move when you relocate.
I always tried to ‘travel light’, but evidently this has not been sufficient, and I could not avoid accumulating over time kilos and kilos of stuff. Which, at every move, were regularly placed in boxes that were either brought with us or kept safely for ‘when we will be back’.
But this turned out not being an efficient way of managing my items. At one point in time I had boxes in three different continents, and every time I was looking for something - be it a book, a document, or a garment - I didn’t know where I left it. In many cases I had everything in double: two pairs of football boots, two climbing ropes, two sets of ski gear…
Anyway, before my last move to Rome, not knowing exactly where I would have lived, I sent all my stuff to Milan, and stored them in my mum’s garage. At least - I thought - they are all in one place. And there my boxes remained during all these months.
But in the past weeks I received quite explicit signals that time had come to free some space in the garage. And so my trip to Milan ended up being a new move.
Well, at least you have all your stuff with you in Rome, you would say. Yes: two pairs of football boots, two climbing ropes…
potevi lasciare una delle due "climbing ropes" alla sorella...ReplyDelete
ti ho lasciato le dispense del corso di arrampicata...ReplyDelete