vendredi 28 avril 2006

Tristesse ensoleillée

I wasn't in Paris since Sunday, unfortunately not for holiday purposes.
Anyway, it was sunny, and spring made the fields turn yellow...

"Daffodils" (1804)

I wander'd lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company:
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
By William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

(Thanks Mrs cavewoman, you are so sweet: miss you lots!)

dimanche 16 avril 2006

Randonnée dans les Cévennes ou great holidays.. :)

Just came back from the Center of France (Lozère and Cantal) where I went hiking and camping with some friends...

Most of the time, we did what we call in French "bivouac" or "camping sauvage", which means, we would put our tent in a nice spot...

and we would make a fire, and just cook, drink, talk, play cards and sing around the fire...

Watching the stars, the -full- moon... all alone in complete nature, far from everything... :)

We walked more than a 100 Km in 6 days, we saw great landscapes that were different from one another, and we experienced all kinds of weather, going from snowy days to sunny and hot days...

Walking several kilometers a day, up and down the mountains, with bags of sometimes near 20 kgs or more on our back... we needed to stretch in order not to feel any muscle pain... ;)

Needeless to say, that it was ... absolutely WONDERFUL. I am still amazed by all that we've seen, eaten (miam) and experienced... :)

vendredi 7 avril 2006

Levée du jour

Juste ce bref instant du réveil, où tout est encore un peu flou...

Contemplation mélancholique.
Méditation poétique.
Et la nuit s'envole à tire d'ailes...

On Sunday, I will be going hiking and camping in this area in the Center of France called the 'Cévennes' for a week...
Am exhausted from a week of studying and therefore from lack of sleep...
But some fresh air, and complete nature is most welcome :)
Enjoy your week ! :) Catch you soon on internet !

dimanche 2 avril 2006

Poisson d'avril or a party in the countryside...

Just came back from a week-end spent near Paris, where some friends organised a party.. :)
Because the party took place on the 1st of April, the theme was "fish". Of course most of us had no idea how to dress, but one of the friends organising the party is an artist - a street artist, and in a few minutes he did this:

And here he is preparing another one :

... wow :)

- and just to say 'bon rétablissement" to Macca who has been kissing too many girlzzz ;) and to Laurent who has been trying to learn how to fly and unfortunately is not Superman -even when he's drunk.