It doesn't need oceans, all it takes is a quiet mind.

It doesn't need oceans, all it takes is a quiet mind.
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It's been almost a year since my year off took me to the beautiful city of Valencia. 
For the first time after leaving Vienna, I could breathe.

When people ask me about Valencia I talk about feelings more than people. More than sights or things I did there.

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A couple of weeks in I went for a stroll through the park, like I did everyday really. It was November and still warm enough to not wear a jacket. People were still playing football in the park and rode their bikes to work.

I sat down on a bench and realised that in the past hours -nothing- has came to my mind.
Nothing that would have been irritating, nothing that would have required any kind of emotions. No frustration, no anger. I wasn't overwhelmed.
For the first time in months, years to be honest, there was nothing in my brain obsessing over long lost things, future plans or my anxiety present. 

Every time I look back on my time in Valencia, I get reminded of this wonderful time I spent there, but also the very moment of me being whole.

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Now I can tell myself:
It's possible. Being at peace with yourself. Calm. Quiet. Amicable.
You've been there. 

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 All pictures taken with a PRAKTICA MTL 5B on Kodak Film.

All pictures taken with a PRAKTICA MTL 5B on Kodak Film.