July 6- On relationships and washing machines

Dear July,

I can almost see your doubtful smile, what is the link between friendship and washing mashines?There is a direct one, at least in my case. My new apartment doesn’t have a washing machine installation. And I have a washing machine. Now, there are different options: I can use it as a cupboard, to stock things inside it.

Or, see it as an artistic object and use it for the decoration of the living room, with some creative intervention.

But there is a third solution, where the washing machine will continue its former function. And for this reason, it needed the intervention of a friend who knows his way in plumbing. He found something that connects the washing machine to the shower. And in this ingenious way, I will be able to wash clothes. Isn’t it great?

It has been since the end of February that I have moved here, and he came three times before we were successful. And he is usually available on Sunday’s, but not always. Neither am I.

Today for example, I happened to be free because the friend with her little boy who were to join me for launch, couldn’t come because of the bad weather.

So I went for lunch with S, K and D. C joined us later. We had a good laugh about everything and nothing, birthdays, age, life plans, … Both the guys who were present were taken, but their partners were on holidays with their families. For the three women, between 30 and 40, things were more complicated.

What do you think is going on? Asked my friend S, as he was helping out with the washing machine. He is 28 and he told his girlfriend he was looking for someone to marry. Things were clear for him.

That helps a lot. When I was 28, I thought first and foremost of art. I wanted to be able to express myself. And marriage seemed far away.

Now, I still think of art. But also of life. I like having a family. I like children, brothers and sisters, friends. But first and foremost, with someone who would enjoy being with me, not just anybody who would like to watch the same film for example.

S is right at the same time. Knowing where you want to go is important. That is how we got the better of the washing machine.



July 5- Walking in Paris

Dear July,

I came back home on foot after having been out with some friends for a drink. We started a discussion on the future of the world, and this is not the kind of topic that can end in half an hour. When we checked the time, it was already a past the last metro time.

I was not that far from home, in other words it was a walking distance, so I decided to try it. That was a good moment to reflect on changes and objectives;

The neighborhood is quiet, I felt at ease walking by myself at 2.00 in the morning. But I would have liked someone who would walk with me.

I thought about blogging also. It has been fun, but if I continue, I would like to be clear about my purpose. I would like to have a thread that links the first part, april to june, to the second.

It should be July to September, I decided. In any case, I will submit my application for the second round of the funding, by August 5. Then, results might come by the beginning of october. So there is something very concrete I try to do.

Does it have to do with self-transformation?

Well, I think I need to continue the process, in other words, I need to become the person who will be fit for the type of job, and the type of relationship I would like to experience



June 4- World Cup

Dear July,

I found myself in a cafĂ© where two of my friends were following the match between France and Germany for the World Cup. Actually I arrived only half an hour before the end of the game. I had to resolve some issues concerning the funding of the artistic event in the South of France. I hope it wasn’t my absence that cost our national team its place to the semi-finals.

Am I a football fan? Not exactly. I would have liked our country to win of course. But I didn’t know I could get passionate about it, and how stressful it can be once you have a favorite side. It shouldn’t be easy for those who are siting on the bench, especially the team coaches.

Anyway, one of the reasons for this interest was that B is a sports fan. In case we won, I would have had an excuse to text him. Not anything specific, that would betray my ignorance. Something like well done… Well, the chance didn’t present itself.

It is already important that the team got so far… Next time!

And maybe I need to resolve my dating questions without the help of the national football team!


France Team 2014 world cup