The road goes ever on ...

Juliette ~ Archaeologist, traveler and musician from a multicultural family. 25, living in France, diagnosed with chronic wanderlust.

Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

I’m really not used to tagging … ^^

Well, as I always want to have things done rightly, I will answer now the “real” questions Voiceofnature asked me when she tagged me !

1. How are you, really ?
I’m f***ing tired because I work a lot, but very soon I’ll be in Québec city, Canada, for almost 4 months. So I’m glad to save money for my Canadian summer by working a lot now, all of this makes me feel happy !!

2. Where and how do you want to live ?
Hmmm … Now that I have a boyfriend, I may come back to France after my job in Canada and live there. No plans are definitely made now, but I’m not capricious : in a city or in the countryside, it doesn’t matter.
My only wish would be to always keep my cat with me (yes it is important ! ^^) and have a healthy and/or eco-friendly house/flat.

3. Where do you currently live ?
In France, in Paris. I actually live in a two-floors apartment in a close suburb, with a (very) small garden.

4. Favorite animal and why?
Caaaaaat !
I’va always had one at home, it is independent and friendly at the same time and … well, it’s cute. (I’m also very fond of monkeys and lizards)

5. If money was no issue, what would you do with your life ?
I would open some kind of “school” or NGO, dealing with education, art and self-development issues, with an international dimension. It would allow me to share things important to me with others, and to keep enjoying travels and discovery of other cultures.

6. What do you believe to be the meaning of life ?
To be free from all the burdens we can carry : fears, identification, negative emotions, wounds … and then enjoy the present moment at best.

7. Favorite book ? Also did some book change your life for the better ?
In search of the miraculous by P.D. Ouspensky changed my life and I read it very recently.
The Lord of the Rings is the book I grew up with, so I think it is definitely my favourite one.

8. What’s your personal style ?
No idea … I like wearing Celtic / Viking jewelry and jewels with minerals. I wear skirts and dresses as much as possible. But I keep a very “sober” style, entering no specific category.

9. If you could meet one person from whatever time, who would it be ?
….. *thinks very hard*
Jesus Christ. (and it’s not a joke !)

10. Favorite tree and why ?
Fir, because it never loses its leaves and it looks majestic.

11. Do you believe in fairies ?
Maybe ? Yes ? What is a fairy ? God, help me ? xD
(now my rational side and my dreamy side are going to have a hard argument …)

Tagged !

I got tagged with some questions by voiceofnature

Voiceofnature ‘s questions:

1. Whats your favorite tea?
Earl grey.

2. What language would you love to learn and why ?
Greek, because my father didn’t learn it to me and I want to practice it now that I’m not occupied by my studies anymore (my family is from Northern Greece and Turkey / Caucasus).

3. Have you been to other countries ? What are they ?
Yes, and a lot !…
Greece, Spain, Norway (where I studied), Italy, England, Scotland, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Canada, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal.

4.What are you doing right now ? (besides answering those questions)
I’m not working today so I’m enjoying the sun, petting my cat and listening to Wardruna :)

5.What is your favorite decade ? why ?
Such a hard thing to decide … I’m an archaeologist and historian, but not “nostalgic” about the past. Actually, I think I’d love to live in the 16th century to become a humanist and go to Renaissance balls everyday ! ^^

6. 3 things that you absolutely hate/cannot stand
Clichés and pre-conceived ideas in general.
Seeing people talking and talking about things they plan to do, but actually keep only dreaming about them (this makes me feel quite sad).

7. 3 things you find most attractive in people in general (not necessarily sexually, just in general)
Curiosity, need for adventure and empathy.

8. Describe your dream home
Not a big one, only comfortable enough to live in. Close to the sea, built with eco-friendly materials and with space for a cat … I’d also love to get a caravan for summer travels !

9. What is your favorite flower?
None, actually I have some allergic problems with them. XD

10. Do you believe that education shapes one’s future ? Can somebody be successful without it, do you know such ones
personally ?
If it means “academical education”, yes I think one can succeed without it but it may be hard sometimes (in our current society) to show you are able to do many things without a degree. I think that especially in France, we should look closer at practical abilities or “know-how” and stop focusing on theory.
And if “education” means “parental education”, I think it definitely shapes what you become later, and not identifying with it requires a lot of work on yourself (yes, I am a follower of Gurdjieff’s ideas ^^).

11. Favorite quote.
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." (Rumi)

“Love a wild one.
Let her bewitch you, entrance you, bedazzle you, seduce you, mesmerize you, enchant you, and let her free you.”

—   Jenny Perry
I think that sums up everything.

I think that sums up everything.

© John Paul Balmet

I’m going to work in Québec City from June to September !
So happy to go there in summer !!

Vikings series, History Channel

Julie Delpy as Erzsébet Bathory in The Countess, 2009

It’s a hard Viking life …

It’s a hard Viking life …

Bill Viola, Fire Woman, 2005
© Rebeca Saray