“In a pandemic, self-isolation is called quarantine. In Buddhism, it is called retreat. From the cave of our home, like the meditators of ancient times, we can consciously kindle the lamp of compassion and connection.” ~ Lama Willa Miller ***** I will post erratically, each time I stumble upon a picture or a quote that warms my heart. So we can share the positives vibes … Continue reading We are in a retreat together
Just by looking in your rearview mirror.. Sometimes the simplest snapshot makes me pause and wonder. My rearview is stuffed with tangled wires and like a Vietnamese on a scooter, I’d rather drive on the sideways than stopping for a split second. Restlessness is in my blood, I need to figure everything out asap, so I know where I am going next. As if being … Continue reading You know you’re in Hanoi (and you need to untangle)
Pop of colours under the heavy white skies of Hanoi .. Note to myself: buy a vase big enough to fit the purple bouquet. Make it 2, the sunflowers are so beautiful, aren’t they? another radiant flower will certainly be the smile of the vendor 🙂 In response to WPC on Waiting Continue reading Waiting for a gentleman
“Be mindful of the future, but not at the expense of the moment“ – Qui Gon Jinn In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge on Path. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Path
Do you recognise this walking man ? The “autopilot mode” walk, the stiff neck and the pain in the shoulders from all those hours on his laptop and anxiously checking his messages on his phone?.. If you could zoom in, you would probably see a deep frown line between his eyes. Sounds familiar? Look at the paintings of Gainsbourg and Dylan. Don’t you feel they are staring … Continue reading Look Up, Breath, Relax and Let Go!
For those of you who have to deal with cold feet, red noises and grey skies .. For those of you who tend to feel like my friend Hubert those days: here is your dose of Vitamin Sea! Take a picture a day. Focus on its centre for a good 20 secondes, then slowly enlarge the view and embrace it all. Close your eyes and feel … Continue reading Here is to beat the Monday blues
(n). Literally “Cloud Walker”. One who lives in the clouds of their own imagination or dreams; one who does not obey the conventions of society, literature or art. In response to Weekly Photo Challenge on State of mind. Continue reading Nephelibata
“Mum, don’t plan anything for me this afternoon, I have a date with David. Remember, it’s Valentine“. My mouth fell open and I felt my heart sink. A D.A.T.E! at 5 years old. How does my little girl even knows the meaning of date? Winnie Pooh has never dated anyone, as far as I know. And Princesses don’t date, they marry directly. At least she added … Continue reading Valentines: So far, so good!
On weekends ! Or when you eat your favorite treats with your eyes closed / if you eat off someone’s plate/ if you are in a party / if you are standing up. Someone I totally trust also assures that calories are totally harmless if you are wearing your favorite colour. Cheers to a super sweet week ! In response to Weekly Photo Challenge Optimistic Continue reading Optimistic: calories don’t count
To read the World ! Reading English is very easy compared to French. One basically pronounces all the letters, hardly no double consonant .. In French, we like decorate the alphabet, especially the letter e with a bunch of accents so it looks like è é ê ë .. My kids speak French at home but English outside and they obviously learn how to read in Shakespeare’s … Continue reading Read the Word