Here I am, sitting at the very end of this dinner table, which has been my desk for the past six months when I was in Tangier. But today is the strangest of all mornings, since it’s our last day here… Well, the last day of this actual trip. I’m looking around me, seeing all those empty glasses on the table in front of me, the acoustic guitars on the couches, and a few half-burned logs in the fire, all remnants of last night, the last party organized by our now very dear Tanjawi family! It’s 10am here in Tangier, a city where in fact, time doesn’t really exist.
I was looking at people’s faces last night, all of them filled with joy to see us, mixed with some sadness knowing we’re leaving. I shared those mixed feelings during a night I never wanted to see end. Last night was a true representation of what we’ve been discovering, living, enjoying the past few months. People from all around the world, with completely different backgrounds and stories, talking together about Tangier, life, dreams, making it look as if we knew each other all along. This, to me, always has been something that struck me more than anything else. This, to me, is what Tangier has been all about; a community of people shining by its differences and paradoxes.
Alex and I had a discussion about coming back home a few days back, on the studio’s rooftop terrace, looking at the coast of Spain. The end of the discussion was very inspiring as we both agreed that we’re not simply going back home, but that the journey continues! It’s just another chapter of it! What we lived here, what we discovered, what we touched won’t fade away as we’re coming back to a world we know by heart, to a place filled with memories we’d sometimes like to move away from, but the journey continues. As I mentioned in my last post like this one, we’ve never been as close to one another as we are now in this band, and we’re obviously a little scared to see this fade away as we’re going back… But as we confessed around a toast last night, this is who we are now, no matter what happens! What we built can’t be destroyed unless we allow it to be…
I’m leaving Tangier tonight the heart filled with magic and wonders since we accomplished way more than I expected – or had faith in – musically, but above all, between each other! I will forever be thankful to everyone here in Tangier, who welcomed us as we are, and who we now call family! I really can’t wait to share more of this journey with you all, musically and through different projects that you’ll all be part of very soon! Thanks for making this journey something way beyond ourselves, something eternal that shines to every corner of this earth! From Tangier with love… see you all very soon! 🙂