time

Last year I started research for a documentary about time. Or better about the lack of time. One thing I noticed when we moved to France is how I always felt I had ‘not enough time’. When I read about it, I found figures that state over 60% of working people feel they ‘do not have enough…

life

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver  

carcassonne

I went away to Carcassonne for a couple of days to write (and take looong baths, get a new haircut and drink some wine). I stayed with our dear friends who used to live in our little village, and then opened an amazing B&B in Carcassonne last autumn. It was a treat to be stay with you…

the nonsense trap

When life gets serious, you realize how much stupid things have come to matter. Trying to decrease my dairy intake or blaming myself not to get up immediately when the alarm clock rings. Worrying about a to-do list, clean house or missed phone calls. I don’t care anymore what anyone thinks of me. I don’t care about…

nothing

Yesterday someone asked me what I was up to. And I said ‘nothing’. ‘I am doing nothing’, and I smiled an apologizing smile. Later on my way home I thought how I came up with that insane answer. I may do ‘nothing much’ in the light of our economy and in status driven eyes. But…

all the same

How come we all live life in the same way? We all live in a house, sleep in a bed with our partner, the kids in a different room. Have three meals with almost the same kind of food. We have a telephone, a computer, a laptop, a bike, a car, carry a bag with…

working hours

I have two more weeks to get a sh*t lot of work done. Reading, watching, interviewing, writing an a lot of thinking. I counted and as it looks now I will have a total of 22 hours to get it done. I will have to make it a military operation to use every minute of those…

clean

I got used to the clean source water, the clean air, no radiation, the darkness and silence of the mountains. And it is only when I don’t have access to these basics, I realize how they are human needs. In the city we think our living environment is clean, but every time I come back…

anaïs nin

The famous French writer, Anais Nin, named the experience that so many women I know are having right now: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”