September 1st, 2019- Welcome September!

Dear September,

Welcome again! Schools, Universities, start in a while, and I feel ready to shake away the lethargic attitude which accompanied me in August, to sail in almost full speed!

I finish my novel, “The Capitaine Fracasse”, written by the talented and unique Théophile Gautier, and I am so delighted with his use of French language, and the lessons I can learn as an author from his style. The Theater as a form of art and Commedia del’Arte play an important part, as most of the characters are actors.

In the last chapter, there is catharsis and justice to the good people in the story, so I am looking forward to a restoration of the moral balance!

Apart from that, I am planning my week, as much as possible, because I am going on a trip on Tuesday… and I will tell you more very soon!

 

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September 6, 2016: Back to School and back to London!

Hello there September

I just got back to London with a flue after a month and a half absence in the South of France. Actually, that is where I come from. It has been working for an art exhibition, family, book presentations. And some real holidays.

And now where to April? To London for another year!

With desires, fears and wishes on the bags, I brought with me.

An update of my last adventures? It might help me to set new goals for the ” rentrée”, or getting back to school.

The first year in London worked quite well, and I got to publish my first book, in France in the meanwhile.

I am up to for another year in London, should I look for a regular job or finish my last book or both?

In the meanwhile, I am going for some chocolate to get inspiration!

 

September 25- September: a mini New Year’s Eve?

Dear September,

in French, going back to school is called “la rentrée”, the return. And there is something cyclical about it: you follow the rhythm of the seasons!  Summer means slowing down for some… in our hemisphere 🙂 It also means heat, holidays…

And then, in September schools open and we get serious again.

The rhythm is the same also for grown ups who have children, or who are in the education system.

Now, this is stimulating and also annoying at the same time: stimulating because you feel free to make a new start. Get a new notebook with white pages. And annoying because you might feel things haven’t changed as much as you would have wished, compared to last year.

In other words, September is a mini New Year’s Eve.

A time for an update, comparisons, decisions.

A time for an evaluation of ourselves and our progress, by our standards.

Are we in similar situations, for example, in terms of relationships? (That was my first objective as I started blogging, by the way).

And how about professionally speaking?

Does for example a relationship that ends, count as progress? Is it the intensity of the feelings that counts or the result? Is it growth not to make the same mistakes but instead make new ones?

Hmm, what do you think?

I personally will sleep on this and try to answer in my next post 🙂

http://eagle.northwestu.edu/departments/wellness-center/helpful-hints/6-ways-to-help-keep-your-new-years-resolutions/