This was my first try with Diana F camera. And this was my first try to live far away from home for a long time… One day I met an old Mexican lady who had been to Latvia. She was very honest and asked: "You come from one of the most beautiful countries I have ever seen. Why exactly, young lady, are you here?" I was honest, too. I know that Latvian meadow is the place where my heart and naked ass belongs. But I also know that there is a reason why I am here right now. And I said: "This is the moment in my life when I need to run down a steep hill, step on a sharp cactus and drown in a big wave to find peace and love in myself. Because this is the way I learn - from nature. All kinds of nature. For all kinds of peace and love."
One year later I was hiding under the palm tree from the eternal sun and crying for Latvian autumn. I missed the pine trees, the harsh wind and the smell of rotten apples. I missed the feeling that my roots go deep into ground. I can’t spread my roots in the sand. And I can’t spread them in the jungle. I need moss and mushrooms, to hold me strong. What have I understand? That there is a place on this planet where I belong. And everything else just can enrich me or give me experience, but it will never feel like home.
If you ever feel that nature in another country is more beautiful, then go. Go out to feel and to find out, how beautiful the land that you actually live in is!