Monday, June 29, 2009

Oh Blimey!!!

My friend and I have decided to fight the dark side :-D)))!

This funny picture is everywhere on the web, and unfortunatly, I don't know the name of the artist who created it.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Answer to the question "How can you be sad?"

I saw the following question on facebook yesterday about Michael Jackson’s death:
“Why are you sad for Michael Jackson? Don’t you care he was a pedophile?”

I wanted to answer this question, because I like sometimes to be controversial. Yes, this is part of my character^_^.
Am I a monster because I am sad for the death of Michael Jackson who has been accused of being a pedophile.
Well, I don’t think so.

In the particular case of Michael Jackson, I see at least 3 personas in the person, and I have decided to consciously make a disassociation between those 3 personas: The Star, the Kid, and the presumed pedophile.
I am sad today because I remember his first 2 personalities.
About The Star: I grew up with him and his music. When I was young, I had a huge poster of him in my bedroom and I learned to dance to his music. He was my hero and my idol as he was for many in my generation!

About The Kid: When I became an adult, I could see all the changes that he was trying to operate on himself to be whiter, and all the phobias he developed… It is at this time that I finally started seeing the Kid he could never be. And I am extremely sad for him and the life he never had. He had success fame and money, but he never had a childhood. This was stolen from him, and probably much more than that.

Which leads me to the last personality: “the presumed pedophile”. This part I cannot judge, for many reasons. I am not a judge, nor a jury. I have my personal opinions of him, but these are only opinions. For this reasons, I refuse to judge him at the moment of his death.
Instead, I will remember Michael Jackson the Musical Icon and the kid.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My friend the squirrel

When I came to the US, I was very surprised to see so many squirrels living without fear among humans. In France, you have to go in the mountains or in the forest to have the chance to see one!
Looking at the squirrels on the trees by my windows is one of my favorite things.

One day of winter, garbage pickup day, early in the morning, I was living the house to take the kids to their school, when I saw a squirrel quickly coming out of the garbage with something in his mouth. I was surprised, and sad. For me, such a beautiful animal shouldn’t have to be seeking for food in the garbage.
As soon as I came back, I decided to put 3 cookies at my door for it to eat.
And it ate them. I saw it. It took it time to carry those cookies that were in fact very big for its small mouth, but it did!
Then I forgot about this story.

When spring finally came, I decided to plant some tulips in a pot at my front door.
I was very happy since the winter had been very long this year, and I was impatiently waiting for my tulips to open up
One day, I found out that one of my tulips had been dug up.
I first thought it was a cat. But this happened every day for 3 days, until I saw the squirrel running with one of my bulbs in his mouth.
I love the little squirrel, but I was very angry because I love tulips too!

I decided in place of tulips to plant impatiens flowers this time, because they have no bulbs.
At my surprise, the next day, I found that my impatiens flowers where dug too.
This time I had to stop and think. Why did the squirrels continue to dig my plants while my neighbors’ flowers where still intact.

Then I remembered the 3 cookies. I placed the plants in the same place I place the cookies before.
And probably, by instinct, the squirrels where looking for food where they used to find food before.

Could I be mad at the squirrel for that?
Don’t we human have the same kind of comportment?
When we look for love, money, jobs, etc…, don’t we by instinct look in the same places we used to find them before? These places, where invisible hands placed them for us!
Don’t we function after certain schemes?
It often takes us some failures to decide that our schemes do not function anymore, and that we have to change.

Today, I am in peace with my little squirrel, and I thank him for this beautiful lesson.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I have been Awarded

OMG!!! I just received the "One Lovely blog Award" from

I feel so proud and honored!! Thank you Lola for choosing me for this award.

So far, this is the 3rd award I received since I started blogging, and this is so encouraging!

In return, and following this award rules, I would like to give this award to these 15 lovely blogs I am following!

" One Lovely Blog Award Rules":

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award."
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