This space was my natural world, my place, my starting point in my life, the space of lights and shadows that was projected incessantly, each of my days. There I could recharge my batteries, renew my energies to face the daily routine. In my space I had the opportunity to stop and reflect. I sat on the bench in the shade of my favorite tree and watched the shadows the sun cast on the bare surfaces. This drawing of the lines captivated me, for in them I could imagine all possible ways on the earthly sphere. How the directions of the compass interlocked and radiated. I always imagined where the individual lines led, north, south, east and west. And how I walked all these ways and reached different cities on the planet, different societies, forests and seas.
I dreamed of collecting a handful of sand and earth from each of the beaches and forests I visited. I would mix the earth with the sand and knead it with water to build the walls of my world. It would be the best material to make dreams come true, full of experiences and memories, friends and lovers, long conversations, unforgettable places and open smiles.
All this was what made up my universe, my place in the world.
Photos: Ignacio Llamas. Texts: Carmen González-Borrás