Chasing Home (Video from Florence)

Why is it that whenever I am up North, I feel so drawn to the South. 

And the further South I go, the more I long for the North.  

It’s because the grass is always greener on the other side, you might say.  

But I believe that the concept of wanting what we do not have is oversimplified.  

Couldn’t it be that we are instead trying to create a bond, a connection to something far from us, to avoid losing a part of ourselves?  

A search for roots and meaning fueled by a fear of definitive decisions? 

The worry that a step in one direction means closed doors in the other.  

Leading us to a constant back and forth, a ping pong ball bouncing between the various havens within our souls.  

And so we travel restlessly, quietly asking ourselves the same question over and over again: 

If I leave a part of me in every place I go, where will I ever belong?

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Filmed on Lumix GH5 + iPhone 8 by Kimkab

Edited with Premiere Pro CC by Kimkab

Music by Moux – Chasing Stars

Journalist, travel blogger and founder of Kimkab. I believe in big dreams and good conversations. In constant change and no regrets. And I write for everyone interested in what’s out there.

Comments

  • 29. December 2018

    Muhammad

    This is beyond beautiful. This is actually sublime where beauty is combined with sense of inner satisfaction of the soul transcribed in words. Those words are just so soothing, so connecting, so mesmerising that cannot just be expressed in words, but can only be felt. Keep up the good work!

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