Our tiny space seems huge because it is ours. We have everything we need within our 21 sqm, and we are so happy here. Everyone have their corners and habits, and it feels so good to be home in the bus. In the mornings we enjoy the silence, and the sunrise, the trees changing from dark contrast to detailed wonders, the birds chanting the morning song: the singing ones, and the roosters and the loud short noise of the peacock. A beautiful bird with a funny sound.
We enjoy reading our books, while the bus wakes up and heats up from the fireplace, letting everyone wake up at their own pace. We have been parked for so long at the same place, it seems kind of funny, but I can assure you: To us, this place just keeps being an adventure. The morning run under the carob trees, the silver line of the Mediterranean, the silent coffee, the stories we read. And this is just the mornings.
Our tiny space seems huge, because it is ours. And it is perfect.
Coming back to this love to our bus, gave us a focus also on what is needed, so we did one non-adventure thing this week and drove to IKEA, as we wanted outdoor chairs. We are done with squatting or sitting on footstools. At least, we need a break from it. This is a luxury: To sit by a table and do stuff together, and we enjoy it immensely. Also, we needed a better table for the indoor area, so we can play board games and draw and work from the sitting area. And some minor stuff like plates enough for everyone.
It took 24 hours to feel human again after the IKEA trip, we have been in the peace and the nature mode for so long, we feel the effect of the big market, the highway, the consumerism very intensely. But it is worth it. We have been enjoying our adjustments of the bus-life, and we have also been enjoying the home-time: The organizing and cleaning and just loving our bus, listening to podcasts, drawing, playing music.
Now sometimes, small things are not small. Maybe they never are, if you think about it.
The home feeling is so nice, after being houseguests for 6 weeks in Gran Canaria, so peaceful and meaningful. We have been cooking and reading stories and listened to music and working and doing yoga, and it has been great.
On Thursday the 21th of March was equinox AND full moon AND a supermoon. In our life, the timing was just perfect.
One of the major reasons we did the IKEA trip was for chairs for stargazing. We have perfect clear sky here and warm enough nights, but the neck does become very tired when we look up. With the camping chairs leaned all the way back, we would be able to lie down for an hour looking at the stars.
Our first night sky evening like that was not for stars, though. It was all about the moon. So we were enjoying the documentary “Cuba and the cameraman”, as we had a Cuban party coming up, when the moon rose in the horizon, and we ran out to our line-up of chairs, wrapped the kids in their blankets and sat to enjoy the spectacle, the cosmic silence and enormous beauty of the full moon.
That one hour is like a sparkling star in my collection of Star Moments, I am not sure that is how you would write it in English, but I presume you understand what i mean 🙂
The epicenter of friendship and of meaningfullnes and of beauty
As we identify as travelers, we get confused sometimes, as to why we spend so much time in Catalonia, even in the same spot. But if we forget about the ideas and identity issues, we admit: This place is amazing. We are parked at the epicenter of friendship and of meaningfulness and of beauty. Coming back to all of our friends here, all of the amazing people, we have met, has filled our life with conversations and smiles and learning processes and it has been great. The local village, the market day and the outdoor life in the streets, everyone gets to live their lives, it feels so good.
At the project Mon La Bassa, where we are living, we have participated in the work with the animals, and with the school project, and to top it the weekend has been full of party. Wonderful Laia, who founded the place and who is my soul-sister celebrated her birthday on Saturday, and on Sunday the project had an awesome fundraising Cuban Party. And what great parties! Sunlight and smiles and drinks and music and food and the great, great vibration of connection and love. And in the right Catalan way, everyone participates. In our home culture, a party is either for “families” and as such organized and a bit boring, or for “adults” with drinks and music and chaos. Here, they do both: Organized enough to have everything ready: The paella as well as the loudspeakers, the trash sorting system as well as the icecream for the kids, the drinksbar as well as the popcorn. It is perfect. Everyone is dancing, talking, partying in their prefered style, and the laughs and smiles comes from the heart.
Sunlight and smiles and drinks and music and food and the great, great vibration of connection and love
We are thankful and happy.
And by the way. We had guests from Denmark. That was fun. Some friends of ours bought themselves a VW California and are traveling for the spring and summer, and as the Mediterranean highway is almost within sight, it is easy to do a detour and say hi. So they did. Good to see old friends, fun to speak Danish, great to play a bit.