Mrs Roots’s Blog : “Stay tuned”‘s program ! [Eng]

Hello everyone !

So many ideas for this year. It’s funny the twist of this blog : it started with humanist thoughts about the world and now, it seems to evolve into an engaged point of view. I missed that point somehow… However, I don’t wish to stuck my blog into a category, so I hope you will find it diversified !

Many ideas for this year I said :

  • Afro Cinema : in my afro cultural research, I think about watching old movies with famous black woman actress thanks to the Collectif of Baldwin, a great page on Facebook which underlines how many black figures we ignore about ! I am tempted by those secret black icons, who currently pass away without I had  heard of them.
  • Afro books : I decided to diversify the authors I talk about. Although Morrison is still the goddess in my life haha, there are plenty of african, carribean authors I see mentionned along the comments, and discussions I have. I can’t avoid some huge pieces like “Why can’t we wait” of MLK, or the autobiography of Malcolm X, or a Maya Angelou’s novel… It would be silly to pretend to an afro bookshelf without them, but I will do an effort in order to know others authors – and it’s the hardest to find, so feel free to suggest some titles on my ask.fm/mrsxroots . Even if I DO NOT read ONLY afro books, I have still this need to identify and I hope you will follow me in this amazing trip.
  • Motivation Notebook : THERE! My big project is what pushed me to open this blog. I wanted to create a space very bright, light, opened, and optimistic. This year I decided to have a Motivation Notebook : it is the same principle than a motivation wall, but I hope to add to it a professional aspect : publishing reflexions, inspiration by some publishing personalities or companies, and of course others creative reflexions. I will show you how it looks like in few days, for now I am in my exams.
  • Trips : Can’t talk about it for now, but I prepare a huge plan for summer. Like..HUGE.

That said, I hope you enjoyed the past celebrations : Happy New year to all !

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My life fits in a box

You probably thought I disappeared ? I thought too.

Among empty boxes, I put a little bit of myself in all of them : Time to leave, guys ! But I’m not as sad as I was few days before. I realized all the goods things which are coming and when I see my roomate so happy to go back to USA, I finally think that I should be optimistic.

Why that ? Because my trip is not over. I will go to Roma with my best friend during five days – travel posts coming soon ! stay tuned -, then a big internship is waiting for me in Paris where I will spend my summer.

Many differents places, different kind of trips where I will plant my roots further.  So, for now, I am quite excited because, what I called “coming back”, is not as static as I believed.

Packaging all these memories shows me how much I lived, ate, drank this wonderful experience ! And it woudn’t be so amazing if there was no end to it. I hear my friends seriously planning to live here in the future, what permits to me to know what kind of person I am.

I would be tempted to live one per one year in different countries, I need to experience other places. I don’t know if I purchase the idyllic city, the one which will give me the envy to settle down – for now, only Stockholm and Liverpool approached my traveller’s soul.

What I know is I will escape, as much as I can, the static and reductive “coming back”.

Black and Write

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It’s funny to know that this title was a written mistake. But then I realized how true these two words could define me. Not black like my skin, black like a pure and deep color. These days, I work on my novel and I have to face the end of my 9months-stay here.

What is the link ? you will say. Well, I have to do this introspection, looking down in my soul and opening my eyes. I have to take all these secret feelings and bringing them back to the surface.

It’s hard. Hard to be sad. Hard to accept that it wouldn’t be as beautiful as now if it was forever. Hard to see that this life never was my daily life, it was dream in bubble dream. Hard to know that I will explode this bubble with a plane going back in France.

Surprisingly, my characters are living their best moment. What an irony ! I feel sad when they finally enjoy their life, far away from my sadistic mind – we’ll talk about this later, haha.

Many things in life are hard to achieve, but fear mostly covers them. I am scared to live this post-erasmus like I am to finish this book. Because it’s frightening to know the end.

Who never prays to never finish a book, when it was an untelling pleasure ?

Roots, what’s that ?

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Roots” seems to be a basic word, but I took time before realizing how meaningfull it could be. I could reduce this interest to my origins, but we can having roots in many ways. For example, I travelled a lot in different countries and this year, I lived during 9 months in Finland (I am still living there but it comes to an end in few weeks)… These experiences fed an open-mindness that I consider as essential as breathing.

I need to know more about the world in order to find my place somewhere, to know my cultural and spacial limits. I need to understand the diversity to know who I am.

So, my roots are not only in my blood, they are growing inside the world and try to find a way to extend. By and by. More and more. It’s something which brings a lot of amazing meetings, or persons, or activities. It’s something not easy, and it forces to be “opened”.

Be opened all the time is hard, because it means that you have to wonder about yourself, about your prejudices, your beliefs… Sometimes, it feels good to just be sure, just close itself, locking it and saying ” it’s enough for me”. But then, there is often a narrow-mindness which follows.