behind me and before me

Shit. It’s real now. I just did this:

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Exactly two months from today, we are due to be at the veneration of Sara-la-Kali, which takes places yearly in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer,  a small town in the Camargue in southern France.

And I just bought a plane ticket, a ticket that a big part of me still feels I shouldn’t have bought. But I don’t get to say ‘no’ this time.

“Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? It is that we have only known the back of the world. We see everything from behind, and it looks brutal. That is not a tree, but the back of a tree. That is not a cloud, but the back of a cloud. Cannot you see that everything is stooping and hiding a face? If we could only get round in front…” – G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday


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