A summer's autumn...
It seems to me that it was yesterday, coming out of ten weeks of (rather pleasant) lockdown in the Paris region, we returned to our farm in Auvergne, far from our catamaran Banana Split, still confined, inaccessible in an Australian marina.
And it was a beautiful summer, serene tranquility, jams and good food - even if the farm's kitchen is not (yet) equipped to match Francette's culinary talents. It was a nice summer, with a few getaways to meet Francette's daughter and granddaughter in Paris, to take advantage of the -short - reopening of the restaurants...
We also did some short fugues, on the canals of Burgundy and Roannais, in the heights of Grasse or the verticalities of the Cinque Terre.
Here come the colors again...
But above all we spent an immeasurable amount of time in our haven of peace, our small plateau surrounded by an ocean of trees, sometimes crushed by heat, sometimes swept by the winds.
And then summer finally had its autumn, with a profusion of colors, which, without rivaling those of Quebec, were worth a look or a photo. Here are a few hues.
On this first day of November, we chose to return to spend a few weeks just a stone's throw from the Bois de Boulogne, hoping that the tiny optimistic signs that I look for every day - it seems I am the only one - in the statistics will be confirmed.
TV, Radios, exhibition
On Wednesday the 4th is due to be broadcast Léa Salamé's program "Stupefying" in which I will talk (no doubt briefly) about the censorship, under General de Gaulle, of some of my songs. The same day, I am shooting a 25-minute portrait with Evelyne Thomas for the Non-Stop People channel.
If you are as fascinated as I am by Madagascar and its extraordinary region of Makay, don't miss the exhibition "Makay, a refuge on Malagasy soil" at the Musée des Confluences, in Lyon; it was talked about in the excellent France Inter program "Le temps d'un bivouac",, includinga musical illustration of yours truly in "Je reprends la route demain" ( You can find my own "Bivouac" here).
I wish you a renewal for November.
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