One way ticket, please | Florence-Tokyo
The sun peeps out from behind the mountain, the sensation of heat is immediate, the sky is clear and deep blue, the air is fresh and scented.
I look at the bike.
Everything is settled, everything is in order; I hesitate a bit.
I close the last buckle of the boots, I wear gloves, a last look, a pinch of nostalgia..
Down the visor, I have to go.
I do not know where, but I dreamed it, and dreams know the way.
No, I don’t wanna be that phylosophic, it’s boring.
Basically, around mid-2011 something has changed radically the conception of my “Geographic Me”, so much to thought an absurdity; need to escape?
Simply I would call it curiosity, curiosity to people that still don’t have the occident’s illness, to incredible places, and maybe, over all, curiosity to myself and the possibilities that I’ll be able to create on the road.
There is a beautiful quote by Renzo Piano that could describe my mood better than every other word:
“Young people must leave, but for curiosity, not out of desperation.
And then come back.
Leave to understand the rest of the world and even before, themselves”
Is there still anything not clear?
It’s normal, me too I will make more clearness as I’ll be nearer to the moment of the departure, many will be the crossroads during the route, the right direction will be clear only later…
At the moment, I have in mind only a rough itinerary, the resources with which I’ll get ready to leave home, and…
…and a great dream…SognandOriente [OrientDreaming]…
RESOURCES AND MEANS AVAILABLE
2-4 month on trip
RESOURCES AND MEANS NOT AVAILABLE
I have deliberately stressed as the most important resources for me are the emotional ones, like the ENTHUSIASM, without which you lose the color of every single day; like the AFFECTIONS, which will inevitably be a part of me that will stay at home; and like the PLACES and their “make us feel at home” with just a look.
Another important resource: the TIME, because itself more than money will be important for me to manage the trip – the real rich is he who has time.
Then we have the material resources, the BUDGET available, the MOTORCYCLE that I learned about mechanically, the SUPPORT and COMFORT that I won’t have; compromises are essential for such a project, for which I’ll be ready for anything.
I LEAVE. STOP.
No restrictions, no prerogatives, I accept traveling companions, as long as my rhythms agree, I know the date of departure, not the eventual return, which can be fine even after a month or less if something doesn’t go as should
I want to enjoy the trip basing itself only on my feelings.
After? Who knows, from that point on everything will depend only by myself.
Keep travelling? Back home? Look for a stable situation?
Who knows, time will tell…!