Leaving our home being like.
I am not getting attached to material things, necessarily. If it comes down to memories, then there is nothing that can be done. They are timeless. We've started packing this past few days. Still can't believe it's time to move out of our precious flat, although it's definitely time to move on! With every box we are packing up, a handful of echos; every empty shelf a fairly sharpened knife in my chest.
Space is like the 'spiritual dimension of architecture'. It should be able to stimulate you. We gradually build our individual home; a space that excites our imagination or help us relax. Through time, we create spaces build on framed memories, experiences, echos, emotions. We create the space and a bigger life happens. This place is where so many chapters of our lives began. It can be identified as the beginning of something great and this could be the main reason it's been so hard on us detaching ourselves from what it represents, for so long now. Some of our biggest achievements, my first 'real' job in London, a wedding proposal, starting our lives as newlyweds, the beginning of our family, the lockdown that followed -and heavily impacted the way we have been so far experiencing our own space- and the list goes on. One day, all of a sudden you know. It's time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.
If I recall correctly, we've been living in this place for almost 5 years now. Incredible how we survived in such a small space for that long without killing each other! Up until our official moving in date, I'd never spent so much time shared with another individual, in such a limited space. I'm not even sure I believed back then that I would actually be able to survive this for that long. But I was fairly poor and up for the challenge! I've been living alone for most of the previous 8 years, in two -or even three- times bigger places. Not so much of a loner, more of a variation in the culture. I learned to love the sound of silence. I enjoy the peace of calmness in great extent. Yet we managed to make things work so smoothly over the years, I couldn't be more proud of us learning to work together during this whole time.
We witnessed one of the largest and most exciting redevelopments in London, almost since the beginning. Seeing one after the other all the architectural gems of the -new at the time- King's Cross unique masterplan, rising up while being part of one of the most vibrant areas in the city. We couldn't be any luckier in finding this unique architectural opportunity living on this site, with such exquisite views of the city of London and the Camden Canal. Amazing parties took place here, game nights in with friends and everlasting dinners. A lot of people envied this place throughout the years. For the two of us, the heart of the city beats here!
So, time to say goodbye. As we wave hello to new opportunities I want to get one last glimpse of this place. Recollect all these moments rich in emotions that now seem impossible to reproduce. We are still excited about this fresh start. We are fully prepared to fall in love again. Nothing will be forgotten or forever gone. These memories will become our new journey's travel bags. Along with many others.