In this series ‘Peeling Layers’, I am digging deep through many layers inside my memories, recalling images from the past of a homeland left behind. It’s not nostalgia, homesickness or refusal to move on, but rather holding on to what remains of my old self that evolved in the shuffle of a new life, a new homeland.
They say “you have to know your past to understand the present”, I know my past, but my memories are fading and replaced by newly created ones; Therefore, I need to peel the layers, I need to secure them. And as I’m peeling, a vortex of memories crowds my realm and I see blue, my Mediterranean blue, the colour of my city, the only thing clear and dominant in my mind!
I wonder, how we learn throughout the years to adjust and adapt, Just like fish migrating from ocean to freshwater, we learn to change our ways of life.
And I ask myself, can we really completely adapt?