Gosh, I've been trying to finish this post for a long time. There are also more posts from Switzerland coming in the next weeks and also a post with some pictures from my trip to London in January that I didn't post here, they're kind of a photographic diary. I have actually a lot of drafts right now so I'll be editing them and publishing them most likely in September. The thing is, you really have to be in the mood for blogging (it's a very Holden Caulfield-y sentence, I know), otherwise you'll just end up sitting in front of your computer listening to some song that inspires you waiting for the right words to come - and they hardly will. I don't like forcing words to come out. It just feels like the person who's writing is not me. It might even end up sounding cool but it will end up being something someone else could have written, but not especially me. I mean, you know when you read something and you're able to recognise the author by the writing style? It's something I will always dream of achieving. And I know it's hard to achieve that when you're blogging because it's different from when you're writing a poem or an essay or anything else, but at least I like to read the things I write and feel like I did write them, I don't know if you get my point, however, I'm just explaining the things that are running through my mind right now.
Talking about Holden Caulfield, I finished reading The Catcher in the Rye, and I still don't know what I think of it because I never know how I feel about a book when I just finish reading it, I mean, I have to let a couple weeks go by and then I can think about the book carefully - unless the book is really bad, then I need no time to think. But I liked it, it's not like I ADORED it, but it was good, at least that's how I feel by now, with not much thinking. I'm reading The Bell Jar right now and so far, I think it's lovely, even though I can't distinguish if it's because I admire Sylvia Plath so much I'd probably love anything she's written or because the book's actually really good. I think it's because of both reasons.
Also, please, it's really important that you guys keep on submitting, because I plan to publish the zine by the middle/end of September, and I need more submissions. Go to our tumblr to find out how to submit!
Well now I'll stop talking about all these things and just talk about Geneva.
Day 1: Geneva
On the beggining of August I went on a three-day trip to Geneva, in Switzerland. The city is very small, but it has some very cute corners, and the lake is actually wonderful. The weather was also warmer than we thought it'd be. We spent our first day in Geneva, walking around the city and visiting some touristic places.
Le jet d'eau is the highest fountain in Europe and the symbol of Geneva, you could actually see it from many spots of the city and tourists and visitors are allowed to get close to the fountain, even under it if you want to.
There were lights and flowers everywhere, the whole city was decorated and there was a fun fair because we arrived there on the days when the festivity of the city of Geneva was taking place.
Pictures of a Calvinist church.
A cute corner and part of my outfit.
On our first afternoon there it rained a bit and the sky ended up looking like marble.
I was surprised because the water was actually TRANSPARENT. It was so, so, so clean and I thought it was beautiful that people in Switzerland looked after of their environment so carefully and well.
And here's a silly outfit selfie. Shirt from New Look, Led Zep sweater from P&B.
I also wrote about my bedroom and took some pictures of it for Moon Magic Zine's Teenage Issue, you can read it here.
Thanks for reading,