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  • A dark moment on the terrace
    (It actually poured, less than 60 minutes after that!…) It’s 08.15 I’m on the terrace at the chalet with a blanket on my knees. It’s only 15 degrees celsius. I’m having my coffee and reading on this book called weyward by Emilia Hart, which is really interesting. I notice there’s even an audio book of that!… Anyway, this morning I left some apples for the … Read more
  • Managing the fact that good times are due to go by
    Mon, Jul 03, 2023 1:06PM • 2:03 SUMMARY KEYWORDS manage, melancholy, holiday, joy, freedom, treasure, pattern, sad, live, smaller, beginning, regret, adopt, special, question, thinking Isn’t it funny? You may have the treasure of a long holiday in front of you, and at the same time you already feel the sadness that this treasure is going to run out some day, too soon, even if … Read more
  • A friend or a good friend?
    I’m going to see Olivier soon. I phoned him recently. And since we spoke about school, I wasn’t really willing to speak. It was much better when I let him speak about jazz, the old jazz he’s a fan of. It was interesting to hear his enthusiasm. He’s a passionate, friendly, slightly bear-like philosophical person. Incidentally, I think it’s difficult to find real friends and … Read more
  • Do you like the Downton Abbey series?
    Yesterday I succumbed to the temptation of binge watching: I got hooked and gulped down at least three episodes of the the Downton Abbey series. I know that series is a bit old fashioned, but I don’t know why it attracts me that much, really. Perhaps it is the good English which is spoken, the manners it stages. I simply find it beautiful and satisfying, … Read more
  • How could I take some distance?
    Keeping our humanity, remaining human means not only concentrating on doing our job efficiently, but holding some distance to our goals. Keeping some peace of mind, a « philosophical attitude », as we say in French, towards ourselves and the world. Yes, being in touch, understanding and showing love is possibly more important than being efficient, isn’t it? And shouldn’t we ask ourselves how we … Read more