Last Friday I got my weekly Photo Challenge email, the theme: Inside. I just stared at it and started thinking… what can I post for this theme? I mean really… how should I interpret this? Throughout the week, I kept on thinking;
How can one interpret this theme?
- It can be something inside a house, building etc…
- It can be inside something – I thought of photographing a watermelon, why? Because if you look at it from the outside, you could never imagine the way it really is inside if you have never seen it.
I obviously looked at my fellow bloggers’ posts and their interpretation of inside. I thought some were genius, others just boring. The ones that impressed me the most were the ones who managed to photograph and show us through their picture a feeling or the meaning of “inside” in their daily lives.
Then I thought, well how can I portray something from my life and convey the “inside” message in the picture?
As I was looking for my passport today, BAMMM I had a revelation!
Through the years, my passports have been my companions, kind of like my idealistic boyfriends. Although they have never let me down, have always been available when I needed them and together we shared several special moments, after 5 years I have to let them go and move on. I have to find myself another “boyfriend” an empty one, one with no history, one with whom I want a new relationship and finally with whom I will discover new places and share great memories.
You might be asking yourself why is she rambling about this passport business?
Well here is the answer…
I decided to give you a sneak peek of the inside of my passport. The current passport, with which I will have to break up in exactly 8 months if not sooner for the lack of available pages, has been my companion for the past 5 years. As you can see, by 2009, the first 11 pages were filled with stamps, so you can only imagine the rest.
We have traveled together through Latin America, the US and we will even manage to go to Europe in the next month or so. You are filled with memories, stories and shenanigans. You are not only my travel companion, but also my daily life one. As an expat in a foreign country, you come with me to the bank, on any road trip and even for happy hour.
We have great history together!!!
So long Tico friend… I am sorry I have to replace you in a couple of months, but rest assured that you will join my several other “Ex-boyfriends” in a safe place and every now and then, I will come to visit you in order to remind me of the great times we spent together.