Prince Edward Island

Canada, 2015

P-E-I as a memory is made up of Red sand (I still have a small vial of it) and Blue skies, of bright sunlight and hard shadows...

I visited the island after my first year living and teaching in Sweden. Though I'd quickly made a tour of the island when I was doing my coast to coast trip after University, a weekend getaway from my door to door salesman job, I don't think it'd made the impression it would later.

The truth is, visiting someone and getting a tour from their perspective always brings a different kind light and atmosphere to a place.

I was visiting my girlfriend at the time and we'd been doing long distance for a year.

This was the first time we'd seen each other in months.

We had lobster and fought about travel plans, we drove around and visited odd sights at a time when the internet still hadn't governed where the best places were.

Pokemon Go came out that summer and some of the ramblings simply consisted of chasing pokemon.

“The only relationship that can make both partners happy is one in which sentimentality has no place and neither partner makes any claim on the life and freedom of the other.”

Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being