Today was the most awaited ceremony of the year in my children school: the Principal Awards ceremony. This special event usually gathers hundreds of well dressed students, parents, teachers, grand parents, brothers and sisters. But this year the Principal was alone. No crowd to cheer up, no loud clasps to congratulate each awarded student. The ceremony was live on YouTube. Yet it was fantastic, the … Continue reading To my kids’ teachers on this special day
Social distancing: maintaining a greater than usual distance from other people. I can’t stand this concept of “social distancing”. It makes me feel even more isolated from the rest of my community. Can we please only refer to Physical distancing instead? That’s the only kind of isolation we all need to respect in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Far from the eyes but more … Continue reading NO to Social Distancing !
I am writing this post today because I feel your pain so much . For some reasons the results of your elections drove me back to the Paris terrorist attacks. The shock was so brutal, so totally unexpected. I was so devastated and spent endless hours crying, asking myself the unanswerable question “why?!” “why would people do that?!”, “what are those damned people made of?“. I was … Continue reading Letter to my American friends
This week Photo Challenge is Victory : forget the sad times. It’s all about revelling a win. Because I know that our values will prevail. Because I am so proud of the resilience of my fellow Parisians, to see them back in terraces, standing for our values and our love of life. Victory is reconnecting with our true spirits. Continue reading Victory over #ParisAttacks
Here is how some humans still connect: they take a walk hand in hand, they contemplate a view, they are simply happy to be together, here and now. Bless the wififree zones! Continue reading Photo101: Connecting
I took the kids to visit a beekeeper last week, in Cebu. As usual, I was the most fascinated of all after only a couple of minutes. Had no idea of how highly organized the bees are: several thousand worker bees cooperate in nest building, food collection, and brood rearing. Each member has a definite task to perform, related to its adult age. But surviving and reproducing … Continue reading Photo101: Swarm (literally!)