In the end the suitcase was the most important.
Not out of a materialistic view.
Although it’s a nice thing to have.
But as a symbol.
As it enables you to go out to the world.
Like an Ikea kitchen starter set.
Or your first football kit.
You suddenly become independent, a footballer.
Or a moderator.
Whether we were cycling through Ixelles or St. Gilles.
Or eating Italian, Mexican or Indian
– The belgian life style –
Objective trees surrounded us.
And suddenly the Lebanese „Mâitre de”
Subtly facilitated us towards a fuller Lebanese wine.
And trees we built
For Widgets, For Botswana and Alcohol Abuse
In the Rue de Luxembourg.
Between King and Parliament.
Above a bar, where Hoegaarden and Leffe
Provided their own logic.
After a week we all went our way
Exhausted, physically and mentally.
On our way to a future where we would have to test our skills in real life.
But we always will have that suitcase.