Tuesday, 30 November 2010

From Me to We

Hello, pals!

It is a cold Tuesday afternoon, and I am sit back and very relax, enjoying a thoughtful moment about life and changes.

I was thinking this morning "How the hell have I achieved this? How is it that I now have so many and nice friends that I even never met, and which are spreaded all around the world?"

My journey here with you all started in a pretty simple way. I've been utterly inspired by others, and I wished to transfer this inspiration, this positivity, to others. All of this rapidly evolved into more personnal shares, and the contact with some of you has been natural and easy. We are all interconnected. It is like a small community.

With just a simple step -although not the easiest one to do, I admit: I've juggled for a long moment before doing so!- I went from my own boring little life to the exciting life that we all live together. From Me to We.

Each day, this choice that I made makes more and more sense. Things get more and more speeded up, and I meet more and more amazing cats. And, to each new one that I meet, I think "Ohhh! This is why I made that step! Thanks for this gift, Life!"

This journey, this step that I made about 8 months ago, brought me to recently discover the amazing Community of Permaculture in Montreal. I immediately wanted to get involved. With all those classes that I attend to, and the bit of help that I bring, I've never been this much busy, but neither this much full of hope. I am experiencing very high vibes right now. Once more, it is all about "from Me to We".

I am happy. And since you and I are WE, I hope you can feel this happiness as well!

Have an amazing day, my dear friends!

*By the way, do you know what means this beautiful word Namaste? It means so much and is very powerful. It says "I recognise the power that is within yourself". Or, according to Wikipedia: "I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One."
Be inspired and beautiful!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

We can achieve this together!

Hey, friends!

I wonder if you have noticed the new online video campaign of Plastic Pollution Coallition, featuring celebrities pledging to REFUSE disposable plastics?
Here’s Jack Johnson, in one of those.

A bit more than 2 weeks ago, I've shared with you my excitment for great events that were to come up on this incredible month of November. And since then, some more have been added to my list, which continues to grow on an on, pricipally because of my new classes of permaculture. So, I am now taking the time to share with you my account of the famous live stream one day event: the worldwide webcast forum TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch. Okay, I didn’t really have to participate, but just to tune in and to pay 100% of my ears and of my attention to the important discussions and to the artistic sharings. And sometime cheering up, alone in my living room, I admit!

Thus, as most of you might already know, Plastic Pollution Coallition was holding this forum on November 6, in Los Angeles, CA. Many leaders in ocean conservation, health and environmental issues were participating, in the ultimate goal of sharing their great desire to see things change, and to find solutions to stop the pollution from plastic. I don’t know if you were tuned in, but that was a fantastic event!

Wonder why the existence of that big plastic patch in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Ha! Well, did you know that not even a little fragment of plastic, produced since its discovery in 1870, has never disappeared from the surface of the Earth? Well… a lot has been deeply buried, and some has been recycled and transformed… into another shape of plastic, though…

The social activist Erica Williams said about plastic: "These objects, created to be used for only a few moments, stay with us forever at a tremendous cost to the planet and the environment."

Here is a really motivating video for stopping using plastic (at the very minimum, the disposable sort).

If this is not enough to convince you, I don’t know what would do! Raise your glass and stainless steel water bottles to this, y’all!

Now, I‘ve shared an idea here a month ago, after I stumbled upon an invention which, to me, would be the only solution to make all the plastic of 140 years of accumulation to disappear. Please allow me to share the invention with you all a second time, as a refresh and an awe state of mind.

To this, I say again: put that machine on a boat and make it eat the plastic patch! What do you think, my friends? If you have any other ideas or any additions related to mine, I would LOVE to hear you!

But of course, we are all aware that this won’t solve all our plastic problems. We have to solve it at its source: stop using disposable plastic. And this is one the four challenges thrown by the TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch as a conclusion to the forum. This is the only challenge that is directly concerning each of us. By the way, I take this opportunity to invite you to take The REFUSE Pledge HERE.

The three other challenges were aimed to the manufacturers of plastic products, to policymakers and political leaders around the globe, and to all nations threatened by plastic pollution. You can learn more about each of these challenges HERE.

If we make efforts to hold them all, I think that we can all agree to say that it will have an immediate impact on the environment and on our health. Not to mention all the animal species who will be saved from a great danger.

I am perfectly positive on that: I truly believe that we can achieve these goals all together!

On this burst of enthusiasm, I wish you all to spend an amazing weekend, surrounded by the ones you love!


Friday, 19 November 2010

Learning permaculture together - Part 1

Happy Friday everyone!

I am finally able to take some time to write this post! I wanted to do so way before, but the crazy rythm of awesome things happening into my life simply puts me into a state of mind blown right now! But hey: no place for complaining, though: I am utterly happy! Or... could I ask to life to be a little more boring sometimes, so that I can feel like to crash earlier at nights? haha I'll make it through, no worries!

Okay! Lets start this!
A week and a half ago, I was on my way to Montreal's downtown, at the Concordia University, to attend to my very first permaculture class of a series of four. And, as I am convinced that permaculture and the biodynamic agriculture are one of the many awesomenesses of this world that will save the planet, I'm bringing you all with me into these classes, so we can all learn it together. How are you with me in there? Ha! You're in my heart and in my thoughts, since I am so strongly thinking of all of my fellow humans, who will all benefit from this craze of this area of learning.

Thus, yes, I am at the point where I think that, being in this class was helping the planet, since I'll do my best to integrate these learnings, and since I'll share the science with some people, whom will also integrate and share it with some others, whom... get the portrait? This is the exact principle of changing the world: "What we do in our life ripples in eternity". That was one of the slides that caught my attention... well, they all did, actually! And I am hoping to soon have a video of it to share with you.

So! The most part of this very first class has been a refresh of some basics that I already knew. But the way that the teacher -a very kindful and sweet young man named Graham- was bringing the topics and was sharing his infos simply hooked me up. The dude has the knack to captivate us. So many times I went like... "Uh? What does he want to lead us to?"... then, just perfectly quick enough, it appears: "Oh! Brilliant! Now I will remember that!" The uncommun contexts mark. And that's precisely how he brought me to think about things he said, many times during this past week. That's something that I am absolutely grateful for.

Oh! And the ones of you who are also readers of SuperForest, you will like this: it happens that I was wearing my SuperForest shirt on that day (I just felt it was a perfect day to wear it when I got up!). And, since all of his teaching was simply superforesty, I was just boiling to slip something about it! At a moment, he said something that sounded like "it's time to replant, to create forests" or something like that, and I had to bite my lips to don't shout "Hell yes! THIS (my shirt) is what it is all about! We are creating SUPERforests!!" haha You might guess that I went to talk to Graham at the end of the class to let him know about the positivity blog, which I am absolutely positive that he's gonna like!

At the end of each class, there is time allowed for a fun "Do It Yourself" portion. Into the very first class, we got our hands dirty -yaaay!!- to make seed balls. We had much fun doing it, and I'll have ten beautiful small balls to treat Mother Nature with on next spring! Aweeee!!

Seed balls "have use in nearly any climate region in which plants can grow, for reseeding ecosystems into areas of man-made-deserts, for avoiding seed eaters, and for protecting seeds until long-duration rains fall to soak the clay ball, stimulating the seeds with the moisture, and washing away some of the clay off the top of the ball. The seeds inside then germinate in the best possible plant establishment conditions available in each climate-region". Thank you Wikipedia: I could not have explain it better!

I went to the second class this week. Absolutely interesting also, even though I've been less participating, because the topics were much more technical / political, and all in english (...or maybe it is just me, because I was utterly tired... and maybe a bit preoccupied?). Well anyways, I will need to take time to rethink and review it all like a movie in my head, to assure that I am transmitting correctly. But what I CAN say is that the "Do It Yourself" portion was to make a self watering plant container, made out of two recycled plastic buckets. Sorry, no picture for this one! But these are easy to find on internet, no worries!

Now, let me tell you a little more about where these classes are taught. I have had the surprise of my life to discover a small community of rad and marginal people at the Concordia University: the People's Potato. The University counts many buildings, but the one that interest me here is the Henry F. Hall building. This building has a rooftop greenhouse, that is "an all-organic space, geared towards education and research, sustainable horticulture, and community-building". Amazing, right? They call it The Concordia Greenhouse Project, which is managed by a working group of Sustainable Concordia, acting in partnership with the department of Geography, Planning and Environment. The role of the Sustainable Concordia is to seek to create more ecologically, socially and economically sustainable university community.

They even have two banana trees in there! Man, if we would have had a similar group in a French university, I can swear I would have made my way to studdy for an higher degree! Anyways... I'll make connections with some of these cool cats now, be assured! You can learn more about The Concordia Greenhouse Project HERE.

Graham Calder, our teacher, is very commited to the Concordia University. The young Permaculture Designer and Human Environment specialist also has his own social enterprise,
P3 Permaculture Design - People for the Profit of the Planet. If you are interested in knowing more about permaculture, please, have your first "class" with him, by listening to this 26 minutes podcast on The Philosophical Traveller blog.

Thank you, mister Graham to BE the change and to add your beautiful colors to my learning in constant improvement!

Let yourself be inspired by this, and plant, my friends! Plant any kind of greens, anywhere you feel like to do so! And for those who are in for the
New Reality Transmission, don't miss it tonight: only two days left! We need your powerful thoughts!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Quote Of The Day

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." Albert Einstein

The sound of love - I had a dream - Luc and The Lovingstons

I am utterly in love with this song of Luc and The Lovingtons, that I first heard it on the SuperForest Soundtrack last Friday night. Ready? Don't be shy to grooooove! ;)

You liked this one? Well, be assured to listen to the album version, then: you'll be totally hooked! Okay, I knew them for their amazing Freedom Song already, but when I heard this last one I just rushed to buy their new CD! These guys really have some great stuff, I'm telling you!

Now, I know that I am neglecting you a bit lately, and I promise that I'll be back with some new posts soon...

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Expressive ME

I have that fantastic CD of The Makepeace Brothers, for which I can't help but feeling AT the concert and sing, and cheer, and laugh, and answer... And there is this part that I LOVE and take part to, everytime. It's their game "Would You Rather"...

... "to carry, anywhere I go, a glass jar with someone's head inside... or rather wear wet underwears all the freakin' time?"... Laughing at it every time, walking alone on the street with earsets on, and still find myself wondering which one I would rather.
I think I would have questions to ask these guys before taking my decision. Would that head still be animated? I mean... Would I be able to have like... really interresting discussions and laugh with my glass jar (or with the head, admittedly)? And these underwears... I suppose they would sometime get dry, no? Or... are they self-watering or something?? :D

Haha! I always have tons of images coming by. And it's written on my face, indeed. I have one of those super expressive faces sometimes... Maybe that's why people give me those eyes on the street?! Ha! Images. Do they see those images on my face? Oups...! :D

Aahhhh! Thank you for providing me so much joy, dearest LRC Live In San Diego CD!

For you, dearest readers, here are the funny dudes. Enjoy their lovely crazyness!

Yes, Peter, this is where I got that happy habit and inspiration!
And yes, y'all, it happens that I have a friend named Peter (well, he's Pierre, but I like to call him Peterrr. And he has nothing in common with that deer, except that he is awesome too), with who I often do that thing of giving to Mother Nature a snack!

And here's the last Flipisode that I found from them.

Ha! You know why I am having so much fun sharing this with you tonight? I wrote the entire post yesterday night, but I wanted to re-read and correct it before to publish it, but it was pretty late and decided to wait... And when I came back from work today, I got a message saying that The Makepeace Brothers were requesting for the help of their supporters and fans to complete and launch their new album. How to refuse it!? I love their music and I want it to be spreaded all around the world, to any who is ready to listen to those words of love! Check this out, my friends!
And if you liked all of what you hear and see through all the links in this post, why not contributing? You'll receive the CD anyways, it is the exact same thing than buying the album, and you'll even get more for your money! Sounds fair enough to me! ;)

On this, have an awesome weekend everyone, and let your cute little face being expressive!

Hopeful - Through politic understanding

All right my friends!
Let’s make it completely different today, okay? Some things are obsessing me right now, and ‘til I don’t do something about it, it seems that it won’t go away… So please allow me.

Maybe that I shouldn’t open that can of worms, but I can’t help but to give my point of view on politic… Since I understood and started to feel the ONENESS, I feel concerned by everything that is going on the planet. Well, I mean… I already WAS, at some point (I am one of those sensible person who is touched when something bad happen to any other person or country), but what has changed is that I now feel concerned even BEFORE anything good or bad happens. Get it?

Also, I’ve been the one who hated politic, but still understood a significant enough amount of. And it is weird how I’ve followed the recent campaign of my southern neighbours… as I did for the last one in my own country (but which was the first I was really interested in and was following). So, this makes this U.S. campaign the second that I am following. Ha! I think this means much though! No? Anyways… that’s not my point. My point is that, during that campaign, I went on some other blogs and so many times I went like “No!! You don’t get it!! Stop fighting, people, please!!”

All of this just brought me to feel even more interested into politic. Hummm… weird once more. The young women that used to think she would never EVER take a lead conversation about politic is just taking a step aside. I think that what I have read recently has simply put a brighter spot light on why we are always stuck with the same parties that we are ALWAYS unsatisfied with... As soon as the result is revealed, EVERYBODY start to criticize… What the heck?! WE voted them! In there is an answer, when we stop and take a moment of zen to think about it, no?? To me, this means that, globally, maybe we do not understand properly how politic works… or rather, and most probably, we DO understand it, but just don’t always act like so… Am I completely out of the track? Tell me if so, please!

What I want to highlight is that there is nothing “personal” in politic. And YES, we have to globalize concerning each party (ideas & members). I mean… The one guy of a party that we vote for, even though we do not agree with a big part of what the rest of his party is promoting, just because that one guy is nice and different… That’s wrong. And NO, I don’t think that I am being “unfair” to say that. It’s nothing personal. When this one guy will be in chamber with his peeps, WHO will make pass or stop an idea? The nice dude? No: his PARTY. So YES, we must think globally. So, to my point of view, it is better to vote for one guy that we don't admire this much if his PARTY promote something that we feel good for our planet. If we think that they will bring things further: these are the one we should vote for. And... this is my very personal process for voting: I love to vote for the very small party that we all know they won't rule things out 'cause they are too small. Great! As soon as I am not voting for one of those big machines! I pick the small one that I feel the most open and honnest, and I give it my vote. My message to the big ones is all there!

A second point: If you have done your homeworks and tried to understand and make up your mind, but still don’t know for whom voting, please, don’t vote like if you were playing Heads Or Tails: Cancel your vote! And, seriously, this is really important: not to simply don’t go voting, but to CANCEL your vote. Why? Because this gesture expresses a saturation and sickness and is a wholesale rejection of the way we do politic. A ridiculously low turnout for election would send a strong message to political parties, supporters and media, and by the gesture, we weaken the legitimacy of these parties, whether they are government, opposition or third parties.

My last point is… PLEASE, people: stop feeling attacked when someone disagrees with your choices in voting! If some are “against” a party, this does NOT mean that they are “against” you! Once again? Politic.is.nothing.personal.
And everything is never completely black or white, even more true in politic: there are a lot of grey zones.

You've probably already guessed that I am from the left (that’s not really a secret, and I assume who I am and the way I think). But we live in a world still much from the right. Am I wrestling and being mad with everybody? Nope. There would be no point, and I would be putting too much of negative energies into the atmosphere. Things are what they are, and the only things we CAN do are to pick our choices, hope for the best, and certainly put positivity out there and love our peers whatever their opinions are.

I am conscious that the results of this US campaign will ripple to my country. And soon enough. And I can tell that it will get to yours as well, anywhere you are from, that’s for sure. And that’s why I am definitely putting the most positivity in the atmosphere for what is to come for you first, my southern neighbours, after this result of the elections.

And I hope that this will take you to some reflexions, as it does for me.
On this… I wish you to have a good night and to sleep well.


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Call Of The New Paradigm

This so beautiful poem has been delivered to me by the magical of internet... and by the little help of my friend Pati ;)

Please be aware, you'll be moved and utterly inspired. If you are not ready for that, maybe you should just skip it for now... Naaah! Seriously: enjoy it!


I give thanks for this precious moment,
This chance to be alive.
For life is sacred, special, and a fragile thing.

Realizing that it may end at any moment
I give thanks for all that I have
And strive to live each day to the fullest.

I have come to realize the power that is within me.
That my former thoughts, words and actions
Became my present state
And right now, in this moment, I’m creating my future.

Understanding this awesome power that I have
It’s my deepest prayer to realize my supreme potential
In the liberated free-play of consciousness,
In this vast expanse,
So that I may inspire others to do the same.

I impress upon my consciousness
States of perfection
Perfect Being, which I’ve found Within
Perfect Wisdom, which I’ve found in Oneness
Perfect Compassion which I’ve found within humanity.

I now know that I live, breathe, and have my being
Within a living field of unified consciousness.
All things arise and fall
Within this field of consciousness.
A sea of infinite potential.
Where thoughts and phenomena,
Are the free play of space.

And in this moment
While there is this “I”
I begin to see the world as it really is,
Perfect and pure.
Where every atom vibrates with joy
And is held together by love.
Where everything is fresh and meaningful,
Radiant with unlimited potential.

I affirm that all the people of the world are created equal and pure,
That abundance, joy, health, and peace
Are the natural and complete states of our being.
I accept these now for myself,
And in doing so I’ve accepted these gifts for all of humanity.

I know now that I have a purpose in life
We all do
And everyday I express that purpose,
And I allow others to do the same.

For I know that we’re all one.
I’m another you
You’re another me
Me is transformed into We
and we’re all in this together.
So I reach out my hands and care for all of life
And I embrace all of the world
Knowing that I have truly touched
The very essence of my own existence.

I give myself the permission to be a miracle
I give myself over to the world
And use my life and all I can share Consciously
So that I may benefit whoever may cross my path.
Even if it’s for just a moment.

For I know it’s in moments like these,
That all of existence is unfolding through us,
And I become certain that heaven is truly here on earth,
And that life is beautiful, perfect and exactly as it should be.

I have become an expression of perfection.

And so it is.

So...? How do you feel now?
This treasure has been written by Suzy Agarthea.
Thank you, Suzy, for your beautiful presence!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Quote Of The Day


Saturday, 6 November 2010


An unmeasurable amount of awesomenimity something can produce. Yesterday has been one more of these awe day, with a series of surprises happening. What an incredible week! Although the sky was grey outside, I was shining by the inside. "YEAH YOU CAN TURN OFF THE SUN, BUT I'M STILL GONNA SHINE" is the resounding mrazy quote that is coming to my mind while I am writing this present post. I am grateful for... For news that came in, of an old friend that I didn't see for years, but whom I care so much for. I am happy to know that him and his lovely family are happy and thankful for what they are living.
For life, that has totally astonished me with another news coming in and utterly blowing my mind. Ha! I am still to put all the pieces back in place and to find the way to respond to this one.
And for... My very first meet with my seven weeks old nephew. I know... For not having made it to visit them since the youngest is born, is something for which I was feeling sad and guilty... These are the rare occasions where I feel really frustrated for not driving. But yesterday night, the situation has been resolved! Thanks, they were in town! Thus, I joined them for a sushi diner, met little angel Noah, and played with his sister, my beloved 15 months old niece. This little girl turns my heart into gelly, though! This was wonderfully ending the week, and I definitely enjoyed it. Here is my way to express all my love and gratitude to this moment I've got with them:
Yep! You're an unmeasurable amount of awesomenimity. Infinite abundance is unmeasurable, right? Ha! :)

Friday, 5 November 2010

Important events to come!

With no further ado,
I am sharing with you the events that I've been brought up to know about, through sharings with other people (you can relate to my last post).

On November 6, the global alliance Plastic Pollution Coalition will host a one day event that will gather global thought leaders to discuss and to share their vision for possible ways to solve the problem of the great plastic patch that is in the middle of the Pacific ocean.. Now you’re talking! It took so long! This patch isn’t recent, though! I’ve been talking about it with many friends since a long time… But no, I didn’t do anything else than talking... and raising awareness about it. I didn’t act any further, and I am very sorry for this.

But! Recently I’ve found an awesome solution to resolve the patch, which I’ve shared. Take this, TED, discuss about it! :)

I can’t wait to know and to dig the solutions they will come up with on tomorrow! Be tuned to watch it LIVE!

While being in the plastiki subject, I’d like to share with you this video of a wise 14 year old boy speaking out about it. Cheers, J.D.! Raise the CARE.

This is something absolutely way beyond my hopes, and I was so eager to share it with you. But before, let’s just do a premise.

Clearly, most of us feel that something huge is in process in our universe right now. A major change is to come. Human consciousness is beautifully growing (well, I like to see it as it is florishing), and coincidences are increased tenfold at a breathtaking speed. The whole planet is in a very high vibration, and our solar plexus being boosted up is the result. What, you didn’t related? Then it worths that you meditate for a few minutes, and scan your sweet self. Where is the highest point in energy? Well, it maybe is different for you, but a lot of my friends and I are feeling it at this point, that is the third chakra.

By the way, here's the best definition of the 3rd chakra that I found for you :

"The third chakra completes the physical trilogy of
the human energy system.
Like chakras one and two, it primarily relates to
a physical form of power.
Where the first chakra resonates to group tribal power,
and where the second chakra resonates to the flow of
power between the self and others,
the third chakra relates to our personal power
in relation to the external world."

Now, does it make more sense why you maybe feel like me that your solar plexus feels like it is boiling?

And if it happens that the highest point of energy that you feel is at another location, everything is just perfect: either way, it will tell you much what you should go for.

Okay! I am extending too much that premise. Let’s now go to the point : the second event, which I also saw yesterday night that SuperForester Jesse had shared.

Whatever it is happening to our world, I think we can all agree to say that it is real. So from there, I think we should just use this opening and growth of the awareness to perform the greatest thing that, never before, has been accomplished by the human kind (well…for what we can recall of the two last thousand of years, at least...!). Let's use our vibrant energy to change the course of things.

The next proposal is based on a real theory, whose value is undeniable.
Four months ago, I’ve thrown a call for a global meditation to resolve another unbalance, the oil spill in the gulf. So you know that I'll be jumping in for that exciting one. I'll push my weekly group meditation session that my brother and I have settled at his place, to do this one everyday for 11 days in a row instead. We'll just resume after this little interlude. Hope you'll join in and you'll inform all of your peeps also.

Here is a link so you can know for sure at what time to set yourself for doing this with us, according to your time zone:
www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc. Be on time and mind free, we'll have much fun together, my zen friends!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Dona Nobis Pacem

Hey there, fellow humans of my heart!

Today is the BlogBlast For Peace 2010, a very special day where bloggers from all around the world are thinking and blogging about PEACE. BlogBlast For Peace is an annual event launched by Mimi Lenox in 2006, with her own pledge for peace. This year, up to 50 countries and more than 300 bloggers are participating.

I missed the worldwide blogging day about WATER, ‘cause I wasn’t aware of that type of event. But now, I have no excuses, and I am definitely jumping into this with a wide smile and so much pleasure!

There is no doubt, I feel extremely lucky and blessed to live in such a peaceful country. I can walk in the streets with my earpieces in and enjoy good music without fear of getting surprised by a man thirsting for revenge because one has taken everything of him. And I can go to bed in peace and dream all night long because I am not afraid that my neighborhood and my home will be burnt and destroyed. A bomb will not explode. I am not only lucky that I can barely imagine how it could feel, but I also am because I will never live it.

Today, I have a special thought for those who work at this very moment in some countries facing with serious conflicts and who give their lives to bring some happiness to people in need. Here is a very simple montage I made so that I can see this peace that I am dreaming of, without having to close my eyes.


I wish the day will come that people from all around this beautiful globe will put aside all of their differences. Their beliefs, their political and religious affiliations. Put it all aside -or no, better: embrace each other’s differences- and walk hand in hand. I can see it in my dreams. It is right there, at only one step to where we are all standing right now.

Here is my hand, take it. I want to bring you into my dream. Can you see it? I know your heart is beating to make it real. Let’s radiate that love we have inside, and let’s us create this world free of conflicts we are all dreaming of.

And since love is necessary for peace, let me share once more with you this awesome video that I never have enough of!

Yaaay! Blog for peace today, you still have time for! Much love to you all!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Little surprises of life

Who doesn’t like surprises?
Yesterday, life granted me so many small but so nice surprises! And right now, after writting these first lines, I am realizing that each of these little sources of joy are all related to the same superforesty troup. Ha! Is it a wink, wonderful life? Hummm!… You never cease to amaze me. And for this, I am experiencing such an happy life! Thankful.

Not wanting to stretch this post for too long, let's simply say that many surprises come from followers on Jason Mraz’s blog. I don’t comment often there, and I don’t know why, after I did yesterday, I checked that little box to follow up the comments (which I never do on that blog, or my email box get full as fast as a snap of the fingers)… Don’t know why? Really? Ha! Of course I do know by now! That was to get all the little surprises I have had afterward! It brought me to be aware of so great things that are coming up within the next ten days. GREAT stuff, really! I’ll share those with you in future posts, I promise! I just want to give you time to be intrigued a little (…and to give me time to write about!). Thus, yes, through all this, I've also shared much with some of these concious and cool cats.

Then, after these exciting discoveries, before to go to bed, I got a superforesty email, and… TADAM!! My roomate brought me a letter that I received from Los Angeles. Coming in more than 6 months after I’ve sent mine out to give my deepest thanks. Wow! Was I expecting this?!? It has put such a big smile on my face and I slept so well! :)

And then this special receiving reminded me of something that I forgot to share with you many months ago.

What do you think about handwritten letters? Have you sent one out during these 10 past months? Most of us don’t take the time anymore, to send a personalized handwritten letter, rather than a little note proceeding through internet, with a common font… My opinion is that if it is well done (using 100% recycled paper, and putting all of your heart to do so) and not too often, well… why not? This will make at least two people to smile and to feel worthy. Thus, once or twice a year, I send a nice letter to a special someone of my choice. And this year, I’ve found a way to do so in a much greener way. I thought I could share it with you. This year, send out your green homemade Christmas card into one of these envelop, and have more space to write what’s going on with you! Enjoy!

I am sorry for the pretty bad quality of my video. I was simply feeling like to do it tonight, rather than waiting any longer, until I can borrow a friend's video camera... Hope you enjoyed it anyway! I'll make it to redo it soon for you.

Good night! Sleep well! And be attentive to the little surprises.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Be bold. Be colorful.

Yaaay! I hope that you all have had so much fun for the Halloween! I had! Yes, so much, in fact! I admit that, my peeps and I, have lost the real tradition of Halloween, and simply see in it a very good reason for partying and be silly, completely silly. Thus, on the program have been: a yummy raw food potluck with friends ('cause we all need some strenght to make the fiesta!), then partying, dancing like crazies and playing music all night long (or so!).

And -WOW!- This year preparations of my costume have been so fun! This was the first time I was making my own design on a t-shirt. I had such a good time painting my "Raibow / Growing Love" t-shirt! What do you think? Nice job, right? :D

There we go! The Raibow-Love girl, in her takeoff
to go slide on her rainbow of little happiness

I did so well that for sure it won't stay as my Halloween "costume"! I'll wear it on the street anytime! Okay, maybe not with my face painted and these little tinkerings in my hair...! But still, this makes me want to be more colorful all year long! ;)

My inspiration has been THE LOVE, growing and growing, and becoming something as magical and bright as rainbows are (you can take this as another confidence: my last summer experiments left me little gaga about rainbows, though!). And, to finish it all, other sources of inspiration came from a post on Jason Mraz's blog with him and SuperForester Jon being superheroes (back to a few months ago), and from their friend's song Hero (one of my favorite ever, all categories and singers together). Thus, I became one also: the "Rainbow Lady, came here to grow the love"! Why not! Be silly, is that what I said? Ha! And I think I should push further and suggest my design to the Rainbow Family! But then I will possibly have to provide a good productivity... Can I do this? Do I want to do this? Huummmm... Let's sleep on it!

And let's show you one more pic: I took this one especially for you! The "Rainbow-Love" girl, sending you kisses from her 80's Vuarnet-Pink kitchen!

Aside note: when my roomate and I moved into this appartment, we automatically said: "This is the first thing that will be repainted!"... and as we are very good procratinators, we haven't repainted any room yet (not honoring our design profession at all!), and I even get used to this pink! And it gives hallucinations to people visiting us! haha