Just few notes...
What a wonderful miracle is hidden in the presence of your loved ones. Same town, same time, same people but one! and what a difference it makes!
Was is to happened that I would find my self in the middle of this little big city on my own and the whole experience would be about something else....
Few details like nice weather, enough food to eat, peaceful state of mind and person you really like and the whole universe looks gorgeous.
Change just one of these factors and the same trip can turn out to be a disaster.
It is the same with almost everything. Why do people say that this town is lovely and that one is not? Why do they say that one country is excellent and another is horrible? Why someone says that this person is lovely while someone else says that the same person is disgusting?
It's all about personal experience!!!
So even sleeping on a fire escapes staircase platform can be perceived as wonderful night. While some different day or different people around... staying in a luxury hotel might be nightmare... or maybe just a boring night.
The odd thing is that one never knows and the same conditions but just a tad change in some details, for example ones mind, and the night turns into a dreadful experience.
Why I am writing all this? Well except of few other dozen similar experiences, which inspired similar thoughts in the past, one just happened few weeks ago.
But I have to say that I have never before slept in the middle of a big city, during busy Saturday night... with minimal gear -that is to say no sleeping bag, no matres... Just some cartoon boxes, elevated platform and the warmth of other human being.
I will not forget so soon the aimless wandering between all the party people. They were getting drunk and we were looking for cartoon boxes!
Me and Martina and the streets of Nottingham in a spring. Not bad!