exactly a year ago we were leaving the sun boiling Miami heading to the cold coast of Baltimore;
every time we were finishing a cruise we would put up a gluhwein stand on the open deck with mulled wine, hot chocolate, blankets;
that time we gathered in Bruno’s cabin - in fact, the cabin was of his fiancée, senior doctor, and while waiting for her to finish the shift, we started off with caipirinhas.
these two almost brothers both names Bruno - one from Portugal and one from Brazil - did probably think that I’m an alien with all of my childish statements and inevitable deep thinking mode - yet how many times did they help me out, can not be counted.
cold air, reports, fall, shortage of sleep; I was trying to learn Hebrew, Afrikaans and Spanish at the same time, but was barely able to explain myself in any 😅
those sounds of a powerful turbines and engine under you, gentle moves that the waves cuddle the ship with, ultimate coziness and such a funny, yet such a profound soul connections we built on the ships - all of this nostalgia will always be etched in my heart even though the days there used to get unbearable, tough, incompatible with living.
looking back at all the places I ve visited, all the people I got to know, all the Portuguese caipirinhas I got to try, all the times I came to my cabin to find cookies covered with a picture of penguin, all the squirrels in Baltimore I said hello to - I feel nothing but gratitude towards what an adventurous and magical life did I get to live 💜
ровно год назад; мы отплаваем из маями в Балтимор; на открытой палубе накрыт стол с глинтвейном и горячим шоколадом, и +16 градусов Балтимора кажутся спасительными после опаляющей жары в Маями;
мы собираемся в кабине с португальцами, ждём остальных гостей, готовим капириньи и хохочем;
каждый раз, оглядываясь назад, не устаю благодарить жизнь за то, насколько удивительная дорога выпала мне 💫