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At 24, I changed my life for the first time. I packed my bags and left my home country. 6 years later, I had lived 5 of them abroad in 3 different countries on 3 different continents and returning home was a shock. Everything had stayed the same, yet everything was different. You see, I thrive living a rootless life, never knowing what’s behind the next corner. But at my return, I suddenly came to realize that being rootless could also make me feel insecure and fragile. I no longer knew, where I belonged and while that feeling still excites me to this day, increasingly I just felt lost. I looked at the people, who had stayed behind and lived the life that was laid out for them with steady jobs and new kitchens and children on their way, and I felt superior, because I had had the courage to leave; I had had the courage to live consciously and not automatically. However, increasingly I also felt envious. Envious of the deep roots they had grown. I never stayed long enough anywhere to make anything grow, and all of the sudden I felt as if the slightest wind would make me fall, not fly. Well, I only have myself to blame. I tend to be my worst self, when I am in my homeland, I am bored, I am boring, I go through the motions and life becomes bland, colourless and tasteless, and while they all think I am oh so courageous to take up and leave, what they don’t understand is that in reality the courageous thing for me would be to stay.
Tell me, how do you pronounce a hyphen?
Every copy will be stamped with place, year and edition number and signed by the author (see picture).
Photography: © Julia Mejnertsen 2016
Art direction and editorial coordination: Jan Rosseel and Yumi Goto (In cooperation with Reminders Photography Stronghold)
Card board cover with 3D hyphen, exposed hand-glued spine
Weight: app. 350 g
Size: 15.5 x 21 cm (w x h)
81 pages / 91 photos
French fold pages
Edition of 24 handmade copies sold out
Price: 7,000 JPY
Your order will be shipped from Denmark
Hand pickup from the author: free
Shipping within Denmark: 1,400 JPY
Europe: 3,000 JPY
Rest of the world: 3,300 JPY
NB! A number of pages stick out from under the protection of the cover, which means the pages may become slightly damaged and/or will bend over time. The paper clip and rubber band that are used to keep the book closed may scratch the surface of the cover over time. All is intentional – wear and tear is just as beautiful on a book, as it is in life. Please bear in mind that the book is hand-glued and delicate, just like the human soul, handle with care.