I will talk today about our house in the beginning of this autumn.
Last summer we were not in Berlin for a while, so we had to find somebody to leave the house to, because in FreeCuvry you can not leave your home empty otherwise it’s very probable that in a very short time it will be squatted/destroyed/burned/ransacked/all-you-can-imagine-it-is-possible/etc…
So we thought long who could be the right person to guard our home, and of course live there.
That spring one man came to FreeCuvry, he walked barefoot, drinking wine from crystal glass and courting beautiful girls. This man was Tommaso.
Tommaso is the most elegant man in FreeCuvry, his bohemian italian charm makes him a real latin lover. He visited us since he arrived in the camp and when he knew we had to move during the summer, he told us, “I will care about your house while you are not here”.
We were little bit in doubt, not because he is not a good person, he is honest and kind, but he has a special feature – like every character in FreeCuvry – that makes him totally unique: he collects every kind of stuff from the street.
You will think it’s not so special, just you should have seen his space in FreeCuvry. Every cm is full of stuff, and when I say “every-kind-of-stuff” I mean you can find a tomato over a toothbrush in a woman slip.
This was the only reason because we were not sure to leave him the house all the summer, but in the end he seemed the less-worst person, better finding your home full of stuff than not finding it at all.
And the summer went away.
When we came back to Cuvry Straße the house was still there…….just you needed time to find it under the mountain of things.
We needed more than one week to put all that stuff in Tommaso’s place and make the house free again, and you really can not image what we saw, the most weird combinations of things I have ever seen in my life, stuff everywhere, even under the soil!
But our home is still there with just some little war wound.