December 21, 2015: Hints for Santa

Dear December,

we are driving towards the end of the year and my letter to Santa has not finished yet! Yes, I have been busy in my hometown, but I have also been absorbed by my older self still alive in the eyes of family and old acquaintances. It is like telling them my hair is red now, and they insist telling me it is brown.

Can’t you see I have changed? Why do you still talk to the old April?

But mostly, why do I respond as the old April?

As the adolescent I have been?

Because this April is still living in me, ready to take offence and get mad when she is looked down upon.

You get the picture.

Is my inner child still hurt?

Dear Santa, how do I bring a gift to this little April and let her be happy?

What would she have liked?

She would have liked everyone to be happy. Herself included.

And she feels overwhelmed when people around her are not.

But there are limits to that. We can’t make other people happier than they decide to be.

It is like consuming a nice dessert, or a piece of chocolate. It can bring instant gratification.

But it doesn’t last if the person consuming this gift is not capable of offering a gift back.

So, little April needs to understand this and produce gifts for herself and others but also, be ready to receive her own gifts.

April would like her own family and friends,

Those who appreciate and love her,

those who believe there is good in this world,

the good we create as chocolate,

there is creative imagination,

there is beauty,

there is hope

and Santa is here for the rest 😉

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December 16, 2015- Keep your eyes open in love!

Dear December,

Christmas is approaching and what is the best time to prepare for a great Love than to take care of my inner child and heal some wounds that lie under the surface?

As the days become smaller in the Northern hemisphere and we prepare for the end of the year, some introspection is all I need for the letter to Santa Claus.

Yes, and according to something I read, in order to love intelligently I need to keep my eyes open: to see the other person, and to see myself. Wishes could be a perfect fog hiding what is best: life!

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December 7, 2015- A new artistic challenge in my hometown, South of France

Hello December,

have I mentioned that the reason I left Paris for a year in London was to work on an artistic project? Well, part of the plan was to go back to my hometown for a month and a half, to look for local artists who will join this project. So here I am, in my hometown, at the South of France, again.

Yes, in my family home, because my funding hasn’t arrived yet. This is a challenge in itself. I have to face apart from the occasional curious neighbor, old teacher from school or classmate, the also- crazy members of close family.

Is it possible to concentrate in these conditions?

I would say it is a kind of mental exercise 😉

My hometown is the harbor I started my trip from. Touching base from time to time is important.

Because I sail on again 🙂

 

December 3, 2015: Update of my adventures- Back to the Future

Dear December, dear blog-friends,

I started this blog as a form of journal and testimony of the change I desired to see in myself and my life, a year and a half ago.

There were a lot of things which made me grateful: living in Paris, to begin with. For a girl who grew up in a small town of the  the South of France, this is so exciting! This city is an experience by itself, even in its worst moments. But there were some issues:

after having been laid off by the wannabe boss and having spent some time floating on the roof tops of Paris,

with my writing

my artistic projects and dreams

my old and new loves,

I got a FRESH NEW START in LONDON!

Since October 2015, I let you know how, as a former French small town girl, and a Parisian, I adapt to life in London

For a year. With a new artistic project.

What is going to change in my life?

I am ready to live the adventure!