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Spring is here- at least according to the calendar

I love this time of the year when everything seems to be waking up and putting on its beauty…

 

“Quiero hacer contigo lo que la primavera hace con los cerezos.

– I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.”

                     Pablo Neruda

 

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Cherryblossom_Ark TuiKyoto, Japan

2 Cherryblossom_Marcel Bednarz2

2 Cherryblossom_Marcel BednarzGermany

3 Cherryblossom_NavidBaraty

3 Cherryblossom_NavidBaraty2USA

 

Cherryblossom_Japan.pg Japan

1 Ark Tui

2 Marcel Bednarz

3 Navid Baraty

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I won’t die, I have a son.

Je ne mourrai pas, j’ai un fils.

mother+boy

“C’est un proverbe arabe, d’Oman je crois. Je me le murmure souvent depuis que je suis père, quand j’écris et que je l’imagine, devenu grand, penché au-dessus de mon épaule. Lui, c’est notre enfant: voilà cinq ans qu’il nous a offert, à sa mère et à moi, une forme d’immortalité, en ce sens que nous nous sentons encore plus vivants avec lui, merveilleusement plus vivants. Ses regards, ses rires, ses questions, l’observer jouer, l’entendre chantonner… Pas seulement un prolongement temporel, mais un embellissement de la vie, qui soudain n’a plus de limites: plus ample, plus surprenante, plus chargée de sens, de joie et d’une certaine gravité aussi. Une vie qui nous oblige à nous demander, à chaque instant: que voulons-nous transmettre?”

J’étais fasciné par ces phrases. Christophe Ono-dit-Biot est un journaliste et écrivain français.

” ‘I won’t die, I have a son.’ It’s an Arabian proverb. I murmur it often to myself since I’m a father. When I’m writing and I imagine him grown up, leaned over my shoulder. Him, it’s our child: voilà five years that he has given us, me and his mother, a certain immortality, meaning that we feel even more alive with him. His glances, his smiles, his questions, watching him playing, listening to him singing.. Not only an extension in time, but an embellishment of life, which suddenly has no limits anymore: more vast, more surprising, charged with a meaning, with joy and a certain gravity. A life that forces us to ask ourself every single moment: what do we want to pass on?”

I was fascinated by those sentences written by the french journalist and writer Christophe Ono-dit-Biot.
They’re so true, so true. Those little beings give meaning to it all, it all makes sense and everything that seemed so big before is relativised, is put into perspective and often appears so little next to them.

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zappa

My love Em shared this one with me the other day. He is a big fan of Zappa and though I don’t quite share his passion for him I love this quote so I wanted to share.

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April 7, 2013 · 2:31 pm