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  • I believe in signs.

    Do you remember Milan Kundera's quote on "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", when he uses one sentence from Beethoven Tenths Simphony: "Muss es sein? - Es muss sein!" ?

    I have spent the last 7 months recollecting stars for a new project I'm working on.

    Since I moved to San Francisco, I go out on the streets and walk.
    I do it everyday and I always bring my camera with me.

    I walk and walk. Sometimes with a destination, sometimes without.
    But no matter where I go, I always keep an eye for stars.

    I have recollected 71 stars until now.

    I have found them on people's bodies, on walls or either on the asphalt.
    I have found them in beautiful necklaces, on t-shirts, beers and in street murals. When on people's body, I try always to ask first. I'm happy that nobody rejected my invitation until today.

    Every night I look at the pictures that I managed to collect during my day and I choose my favorite one.

    Today on the bart there was a homeless standing in front on me.
    He was announcing several times:

    "Obama will be in town on October the 3rd, Obama will be in town on October the 3rd".

    Suddenly I saw a star on his t-shirt, a grey with the medical recorps of Fremont printed on the back.

    I asked him:

    -" Excuse me, I'm collecting stars. May I take a picture of you?"

    Matthew Bennet, -that was his name- said yes, he smiled at me and I did one shoot.

    And this was my favorite star from today... Until I entered Cowbird.

    I may be a little nomad of the world, but I must become a Cowbird' citizen.

    A star told me to do so.
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