Chasing The Feeling - Mallorca Love Story
I've been chasing this special feeling I felt during my Mallorca Studio Sessions with Joy Thigpen and Emily Newman ever since we left Fontsanta Hotel back in 2014. I decided I will try to bring this feeling back and try to remember the way I felt and thought by going back to the same place, same time this year.
We've booked Fontsanta Hotel with my boyfriend for 4 nights beginning of May and as soon as I passed the entrance door with adults only sign I was back in paradise.
The feeling of peace, being connected, beauty, sensitivity, belonging and simply enjoying the moment was instant. Everything that Joy spoke about started to flow back into my mind. The architecture of happiness, the importance of the colour palette, sensations, feeling beauty, expressing yourself...
I missed being. Simply being present in a moment. watching, listening, breathing, without distraction, without judgement, without thinking.
After two days of doing just that - doing the most natural thing to me, reconnecting and being, I have started to ask myself why the hell did I have to go to Mallorca to feel this way?
Why the heck I don't get this feeling in Ibiza? Then I realised that I simply don't allow myself time to BE and to feel Ibiza. Why cycling around Mallorca Salinas, breathing pure air, absorbing the last rays of warm orange sun, I asked my boyfriend why we've never cycled around Salinas in Ibiza...
He said because we never have TIME.
Time is a funny fish. You can't stop it. Can't reverse it. Can't relive it. This is why living in the moment and being present in every way (no phone, no distraction) is vital to create, to be creative, to love, to live a healthy life. Freud believed that capacity to love anything attractive and love of nature however fragile it may be, is a hallmark to psychological health.
Those 4 days were so precious and I will be chasing this very feeling until the next opportunity to be in the moment, to surround myself with beauty, art and nature.
I know this feeling is inside me and it's only matter of being in the right space and at the right time till I have it back again...
Alain De Botton said:
"We are affected by our surroundings, we are inconveniently vulnerable to the colour of our wall-paper and that our sense of purpose might be derailed by an unfortunate bedspread."
The search is on! Maybe it's time to fall in love with Ibiza again...
PS - I left my camera at home on purpose. All the images below are shot on my iPhone.