herbs in bloom

The pyrenees are in bloom. The wild rosemary, thyme, sage and valerian all have beautiful flowers. We’re picking a lot of different plants and herbs to dry. So it’s nettle soup for dinner and vervain tea for breakfast. And in front of our house the sun is doing the drying for us. Laurel, eucalyptus, roses, nettles,…

wild herbs

Spring feels like summer here in France. Swimming in the river, 28 degrees when the sun is out and picking the first wild harvest which will go on to november! My favorite wild herb is fennel. It grows all through winter  -though very small in the cold months – in front of our house. The fabulous…

I am doing it!

Yes I am doing it! I cannot believe it! It took me years to come to this point. I went all around the world, the physical and the spiritual one, up and down in myself, through impossibly happy and impossibly sad times, through panic and fear and solitude to collect the experience, vision, understanding and…

2015

Oh man, what a beautiful, crazy sad and crazy happy ride you were! Thank you! But above all I would like to thank ALL of you for sticking along with me during this journey. Let’s see what 2016 will bring!  

happy xmas

A beautiful full moon, the first one in 40 years on christmas day. We made a bonfire in the garden to celebrate it, but the pictures failed. The rest of the day was just as lovely. Happy xmas everyone!  

goodbye to all that

Is the famous essay Joan Didion wrote when she traded NY for LA. I thought I would never leave the mountain, but after not even two years life is pulling me away. We are nomads, there will always be the feeling there is something else to explore. We will be spending a part of the year in France, but…

terra sacra

Our neighbours in France are shamans. I did not have any experience with shamanism other than knowing it has something to do with ancient tribes and medicine men. When I met Peter & Alice I got curious and they invited all four of us to a fire ceremony. It was a magical experience sitting on their…

ingrid bergman

I saw Casablanca again during Robert McKee’s wonderful seminar last weekend. And of course I fell head over heels for Ingrid Bergman. She just kills me every time. A sense of truth is sparkling from her whole being, telling us she knows life. “I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that…

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…