Paris. April 4, 1862. The city is slowly coming out of its gentle slumber. The sweet scent of the first flowers of Spring fills the morning air, while sleepy workers tread the cobblestone in their faded clothes, under the lamps of Paris. In the quartier Notre-Dame, a latched door opens. A boy of nine steps … Continue reading Paris. April 4, 1862.
It’s Friday night in Melbourne. To avoid overcrowded cinemas and enjoy the screening on a more personal level, I’ve waited until week four to see the box office hit Les Misérables. It occurs to me, as I take my seat, there’s a certain irony at play. I am about to watch a story written in … Continue reading Fantine’s Dream
It started out as a distant daydream of walking through the desert in search of soul healing. In 2007, I headed back to France (my home country) to write my master's mémoire. I had been working on two novels in the field of 'the literature of the desert', not only because this emerging branch was … Continue reading From Sand to Dunes…
"12 rules for life" has been sitting on my bookshelf unopened for a few months. Last night, I finally decided it was time to delve into this international best seller that everyone has read! About time 🙂 I put down the book after reading through the first rule and pondered on a few troubling questions … Continue reading A few thoughts on Peterson’s first rule