“I view the the world differently now after 4 years on the road. It's kind of like being on the other side of a glass window. As a kid, I never expected to see this much at only 22. There is a lot of beauty in this world. But, if you go out only expecting sunshine and rainbows, that's just not how life is.
Traveling is gritty. I've done things I swore I never would as a child. I never thought I would cross the country in 3 weeks, never thought I would be in an abusive relationship, never thought I would become addicted to drugs, or finally find a partner who stuck by me this long. I never thought I would find a place where I truly belong or find out that I actually don't "belong" anywhere. I belong everywhere.
For now, I'm settled down. Every place I've ever been is with me, and I am there too in some way. Whether it be a tag I drew on a train that rode away, or an impression I left on someone who didn't stay.”
“Ali Way” New Orleans, LA 2017
Now added to the series “Lost and Found”
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