October 31, 2017- Halloween origins and reasons to celebrate

Hello October,

Halloween is around the corner, and although it was not in my tradition to celebrate it, I looked around for information. Apparently, the origins go back to the ancien Celts, so it is well rooted in the UK where I happen to live right now.

Something I could relate with? Apparently, for the Celts, November 1st was New Year’s Eve, and something is dying for something else to be born, as winter is coming.

So I take it as a new beginning, and a day with mystery and magic, which I rather enjoy.

Especially with a nice desert and with a glass of wine.

At least I am waiting to see what my friends have in mind, who will celebrate it tonight and invited me over!

September 28, 2017- Keeping up the GOOD WORK!

Hello September,

this is a day to congratulate myself, for the GOOD WORK I have been doing all along, and to encourage me to continue!

So I give me an A+ and I will treat me to something special.

This is independently from results, and from circumstances which might seem to be challenging.

They will come to their senses.

If I don’t acknowledge my efforts, why should the others do it?

Honestly, if I saw a candidate like myself, I would hire me right away and make sure I would have enough incentives to stay 😉

Seriously!

After this, I feel I can also tell the people whose work I appreciate, that I do.

Because it feels good when someone else tells you also!

July 14, 2015- Paris welcomes the world, or why I love fireworks

Dear July,

it is our national celebration of the Revolution, so : “Allons enfants de la Patrie, le jour de Gloire est arrivé!” … and yes, you can watch again the fireworks in this link: http://www.paris.fr/actualites/votre-14-juillet-a-paris-2747

I was there with a group of friends, at the Champ de Mars with many other people, enjoying this revolution of light, fire, music and each other’s company!

The main theme has been “Paris welcomes the World“, with some hints on the 2024 application of the city of light for the Olympic Games. And of course, diversity and multiculturalism. Mexico has been the honorary guest, with present of the Mexican President.

We were multicultural in our group, siting on the grass with some friends and other 500 thousand people. It was too good someone brought apricots and water…

Some were getting up and others would ask them to sit. There were even those who brought chairs from home and a table, naps and glasses for a dinner outside. It was much fun!

Why is it that we love fireworks so much? Is it the light, the fire that brings hope and festive feelings? May be it is the colour and fire in the darkness of the night, a certainty that things will be ok and somehow beauty is possible for everyone!

14 juillet

 

July 13, 2015- Paris festivities start

Dear July,

festivities for the celebration of July 14 have started, and a friend of mine has just asked if I am going to join a group who will watch fireworks in the area of Versailles 🙂

Well, Paris might be more appropriate since Versailles used to be the king’s headquarters… in any case, I am here at the café, with my projects and writing, in front of my computer. Most normal people are outside, enjoying the beautiful weather.

Inside the café, two other people apart from me: a 55-year-old who is having a one to one relationship with his nose and an elderly couple who compliment each other on their looks.

What the f… are you doing there April? Get out, you might say, go to the fireworks, kiss someone, in the name of the revolution! The computer screen is cold and difficult to embrace.

A whole nation is celebrating. Your projects will still be there tomorrow. And after all, the sun will rise again and night will follow and a new dawn all over again.

Image:  French School, (19th century) - Celebration of the Quatorze Juillet at the Place de la Bastille, Paris, 14th July 1880 (colour litho

http://www.myartprints.co.uk/a/frenchschool19thcentury/celebrationofthequatorzej.html

October 1rst: Make Fashion, not War!

Welcome October!

You arrived in a festive mood in Paris, could it be related to the fashion week? It is important, that gives us ideas for next spring and summer outfits 🙂 It keeps us focusing on spring and sunny days to come…

Chanel’s defilé de mode was even political: “Make fashion not war”!

This is a great message, because we can interpret fashion as art and creativity, LIFE after all!

Creativity, dance, celebrations, getting together is important for relationships to start, friendship, love, …

I have offered a drink in my Platform spot today, to celebrate the success of my summer artistic event;

Well, it was my idea in order to put some positive energy by gathering some of my favorite people;

It all went well, but still, there were some “challenges” to overcome here and there: the wannabe boss, who smiled to me from a distance, but didn’t approach 🙂

This is the new season starting, let’s bring something new and creative this month!

Make Fashion, not War!

The site Satisfashionug.com has posted a series of photos from the Chanel March :http://www.satisfashionug.com/chanel-staged-a-feminist-march-for-its-spring-show/

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