“Don’t you wish you could take a single childhood memory and blow it up into a bubble and live inside it forever?”
Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake
Journey: Summer, many years ago
Do you know these childhood memories? For me one of those are the summer weeks in Cadzand-Bad, a small city in the Netherlands by the sea. We used to go there when I was a child, spending days at the beach or cycling through the dunes. I loved those weeks. We used to rent a flat and even breakfast felt different there. We walked on the beach and collected sea shells and other stuff. It was pretty perfect. I don't remember the last time going there since that must have been many years ago. My parents went back a couple of years ago but everything had changed and maybe I don't want to go there again. Maybe I just want to stay in my memory bubble of salt and sea and sand everywhere and the sunsets on the beach and the wind in the dunes.