You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.
― Miriam Adeney
When I watched this TED Talk few months ago my mind immediately went to Awital and her family. Pico Ieyr talks about how for more and more people life is spent taking pieces of many places and putting them together into a stained glass whole. How home for them is work in progress, much like a project on which they are adding new things, upgrades and improvements. How home for them has less to do with a piece of soil than a piece of soul.
Awital invited me to document their very last moments spent in Finland. Their transition between a country they came to love and treat as home to a country that is home, but also a big unknown. She wanted to remember these small, ordinary moments that with time turn into small gems, imbued with meaning. Making pancakes in the morning, flour smeared on the table, fingers blue from smashing blueberries. Drinking green juice. Going out and watering the plants (even if it was raining). How the swing creaked. Artwork taped to the window. The small crumbs of reality that make up the whole galaxy of their life.