day 16: stairway to love
Thanks to my fiancé Ezequiel I was reminded yesterday that it needs an open mind to really subscribe to the title of my blog. Real experiments in experience should push you out of your comfort zone and make you do something you would not do otherwise. This doesn’t necessarily mean eating insects, like my dad did over the last Christmas holidays, or walking around haunted houses alone in the middle of the night. It can start with little things, like eating mango ice-cream with fresh strawberries on it although the idea seems absurd to a traditional girl like me. It’s almost as crazy as mixing leek and basil! Ezequiel recommends these sort of things to me and I say “No way!”, but then end up trying it anyway.
If I’m not brave in the food sector, then I won’t be brave about anything and just stay at home. That’s not like me though, since it has always drawn me out into the world. I can’t remember any moment when I really had such a strong urge to stay that I really stayed in the end. I might have had the urge, but every time that happened I told myself to man up and face the world since only exciting new experiences could come of it. Well, that’s not quite the whole truth though. After all everyone makes mistakes and some experiences might be exciting but certainly not nice, and I had these experiences too over the last few years. However, largely the spirit of this attitude agrees well with me and I recommend it strongly.
Yesterday, apart from eating mango ice-cream with fresh strawberries (definitely nice) I also went out into the grey weather with my camera and my friend usch who happened to be in town. We went to a building in Wedding in which one of the tango places is located and which I knew to be an interesting spot for taking pictures. The weather was really awful and we got drenched on the way back, but I managed to take some interesting pictures. Someone had attached a paper heart to the window in the stairway and I had been wanting to take a picture of it for a while. It was very dark in the building, but one of the shots turned out wonderfully.
One needs to take the challenges in life one step at a time. If I can be brave enough to go out into the rain with my camera to take pictures of stairways, then I might also one day be brave enough to eat insects. Who knows?