Going back to your Roots
Every year I go back home to visit my parents, at least once or twice. It is my get-away from day to day life. I enjoy going back to a safe place where everything feels familiar.
In a way it’s like returning back to the past.
It’s a moment of reflection and deeper discovery of who I am.
I reconnect to the things I used to like and discover I still like them; like gardening, smelling roses, being back in nature and shopping with my mum.
Do you know that feeling? Where everything around you reminds you of some distant memory and every smell brings you back to your childhood.
It is a special moment, when I allow myself to be the daughter again, forgetting about my other chores and stresses in my life.
Making rose jam with my mum… mmm, bliss..
I spend time with my parents and appreciate them being around me, feeling their love, listening to their words.
I understand so much more about myself watching them: what drives me and pushes me forward, why I like the things I like, remembering my old dreams and making new ones together.
How can I stop time? So I can appreciate it for longer.
The only way I know, of course is by taking photos.
It is printed in my DNA, my second nature, it feels so natural.
How about you? How would you like to preserve these moments in time and keep the celebration going?