We are dancing, screaming – playing the guitar, melodica and sing. There are no borders, we are acting as crazy as possible. When he looks at me, I see a small boys face, eyes looking frolicsome. I enjoy almost every minute. Sometimes it is difficult and we need some distance. We smash Dutch humour against everyone that we meet on the streets. Things where I would not think about when I would be alone. There is nothing on the planning anymore – which makes living in every second joyful.
In front of Bansko is the mountain Pirin. Bansko itself is a ski resort where the environment is damaged by the winter-tourism. All the time, big SUV’s drive by in the direction of the ski-piste. Every 20 meters we find valuta-change offices. Luckily, we have to walk five minutes to be out of the tourist zone and it makes place for a great green landscape (still) because in a couple of days everything will turn white.
While being on the road with Freddy, I learn more about his mission. Driven by a pain how many human beings torture themselves by consumerism and capitalism, sending their kids to schools that turn them into sheep’s that are not learning how beautiful they are, he is searching for the little villages, abandoned by the people that drove to the cities. Here, he wants to revive the countryside Making place for nomadic people, local people and create a environment of love. Love for the earth, love for everything that’s moving around. There is an automatic playful, musical and connection between us where we invite each other to think or rather feel further than we did. It is so incredibly important to hang out with people that inspire. We found an Eco-village on the other side of the mountain. In a couple of days we will move there. Compost toilet, solar energy, a great water-filter system. It is possible to live energy neutral. Everyone can do this, even in the city. So soon, we will move to a place where we can saw wood, take water from a river, make a fire to stay warm. No air-co to warm the body, but physical work.
Much love and a conscious new year!