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le Grand Livre des Listes, chapitre 2.3 : La bande son de votre vie

Cette semaine, nous allons nous plonger dans un monde à propos duquel nous n’avons pas encore écrit : la musique.

Cependant, nous n’allons pas écrire à propos de n’importe quelle musique? Nous allons lister les chansons et morceaux de musiques qui sont gravés dans nos souvenirs les plus chers, qui peuvent évoquer un souvenir plus vite qu’autre chose, la musique qui vous rend heureux, qui vous donne le vertige.

Quelle musique est si imbriquée dans votre vie et votre personnalité que vous pouvez la jouer dans votre esprit sans l’écouter ? Quel morceau vous ramène instantanément à un moment particulier de votre vie comme si c’était hier ?

Here is The soundtrack of my life

 Une chanson douce, Henri Salvador

Ma mère me la chantait pour m’endormir

The Dock of the Bay, Otis redding

J’ai entendu cette chanson pour la première fois en regardant Top Gun. Je ne me souciais pas vraiment du film, mais la voix d’Otis Redding m’a toujours accompagnée depuis.

Star Wars theme

Je me souviens d’une des premières fois où je suis allée au cinéma pour regarder le Retour du Jedi. Je ne comprenais pas pourquoi il y avait des ours en peluche dans la forêt.

Swim, Madonna

Cette chanson est sortie l’année où j’ai décidé de changer mon domaine d’études. Je l’écoutais sur mon lecteur CD portable en remontant la Promenade des Anglais à Nice.

Bach, Cello suite n°1 performed by Rostroprovich

Une de mes performances de musique classique préférées.

Mozart, die Zauberflöte

Avec Bach, Mozart est l’autre moitié de mon duo de compositeurs de musique classique préférés.

Nothing else matters, Metallica

Notre chanson.

Il court il court le furet

La chanson préférée de ma fille ces derniers jours.

 

Les auteurs actuels du Grand Livres des Listes sont :

AmyArwenLaurenRosemary, Jacqueline, Al, TJ, Maria,Angel,Sybil, Cach, Jartagnan,Jennifer, Lauraline, Judy, Esoria,JeanMandibelle , KatMarie, Maëlys and Louise !

Regardez leur blog, regardez leurs listes et si vous avez envie de rejoindre cette belle aventure : n’hésitez pas !

C’est très simple.

 

Ecrivez un billet sur votre blog, insérer TGBOL dans vos tags et un lien vers cet article si vous participez au thème de cette semaine.

Vous pouvez  proposer un thème ou poser une question sur le Grand Livre des Listes dans la section des commentaires.

 

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The Great Book of Lists, chapter 2.3 : The soundtrack of your life

This week, we are going to dip into a dimension we havn’t written about yet : music !

But we’re not going to write about any music. We’re going to write about the music themes and songs that are engraved in our dearest memories that can evoke a memory faster than anything else, or make you feel good and giddy. What music is so intertwined with your life and personality that you  can play it in your head without actually hearing it ? What musical pieces remind you of a particular time in your life like it was yesterday ?

Here is The soundtrack of my life

 Une chanson douce, Henri Salvador

My mom’s used to sing this to me as a lullaby.

The Dock of the Bay, Otis redding

I first heard the song while watching Top Gun. I couldn’t care less for the movie itself, but the music and Redding’s voice staid with me ever since.

Star Wars theme

I remember one of my first times in the theater watching the return of the Jedi. I did not understand why teddy bears were in the forest.

Swim, Madonna

This song came out the year I decided to change my study major. I used to listen to Swim on my portable CD player while walking up the Promenade des Anglais à Nice.

Bach, Cello suite n°1 performed by Rostroprovich

One of my favorite classical music performance.

Mozart, die Zauberflöte

With Bach, Mozart is the other one in my favorite classical music composers duo.

Nothing else matters, Metallica

Our song.

Il court il court le furet

My daughter’s favorite song these days.

Here are all current TGBOLers :

AmyArwenLaurenRosemary, Jacqueline, Al, TJ, Maria, Angel,Sybil, Cach, Jartagnan,Jennifer, Lauraline, Judy, Esoria, JeanMandibelle , KatMarie, Maëlys andLouise !

Check their blogs, check their lists, and if you feel like joining us in this great adventure : don’t hesitate.

It’s very simple.

Write a post, insert the TGBOL tag and a ping back the this article if you participate this week. The ping back and the TGBOL tags are very important : they allow me to know about your contribution and include you in the TGBOL authors list of the week.

You can suggest a theme or ask a question in the comments section.

Need more information on the event ? Here, you’ll find a complete presentation of the Great Book of Lists

Don’t know how to start? Here is a little guide to help you create your lists

Don’t forget to hit the suscribe button in order not to miss any TGBOL notice. The more, the merrier.

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All the themes in the same place : TGBOL board on Pinterest !

The Great Book of Lists, chapter 2.2 : Words that matter

This week’s theme was suggested by my friend and poetess extraordinaire Rosemary.  She has been kind enough to write the prompt so here are her words.

Words, as simple as they may seem, possess power. Once spoken, you cannot take them back. Once said, it’ll be either white or black.
So today, let’s make a list of those words that has pushed you forward, to do good, to be glad. Words that kept you standing. Words that encouraged you to keep moving. Words that picked you up. Words that lit you up. Words that introduced you to an unknown world. Words that explained you the meaning of life, even beyond earth.
Those words deserve to be shared, so let’s share them today.
Here is my list of Words that matter
Never ever give up on your dreams
My daily motto that drives me through thick and thin. The time might not be the best but as long as I keep working on realizing my dreams, everything is fine. Giving up on what passionates me would be a disaster.

Be your own best friend
Treat yourself with love, respect, patience, understanding and encouragement.

And most important, don’t be your worst enemy. This job already has so many applicants.

When going through hell, keep going. (Churchill)
Very important words in time of doubt. I need to keep trying in order to succeed in what ever I set my mind on. Last example was meringue on the christmas log cake. I failed my 2 first attempts and was tempted to give up. But I took time to quiet down and tried a third time and finally succeeded.

The trial/mistake method is a bumpy one but  times of crisis are  also when one learns the most.

Luck might always strike (My father)
It’s important to stay open minded and keep your eyes open. You never now when life might offer you an opportunity, or a parking spot for your car when you’re on the verge of being late.

Any problem ? Let’ talk
I’ve always been convinced communication can solve half of the problem. Goodwill helps for the other half.

You better work, Ru Paul
Borrowed form Ru Paul’s song, these words have always reminded me to work at achieving my goals. They won’t magically happen.

Be the change you want to see in the world.
Gandhi’s words inspire me everyday. They influence the way we raise our child, the stories I write, the way I help people whenever I can.

 

Here are all current TGBOLers :

AmyArwenLaurenRosemary, Jacqueline, Al, TJ, Maria, Angel,Sybil, Cach, Jartagnan,Jennifer, Lauraline, Judy, Esoria, JeanMandibelle , KatMarie, Maëlys andLouise !

Check their blogs, check their lists, and if you feel like joining us in this great adventure : don’t hesitate.

It’s very simple.

Write a post, insert the TGBOL tag and a ping back the this article if you participate this week. The ping back and the TGBOL tags are very important : they allow me to know about your contribution and include you in the TGBOL authors list of the week.

You can suggest a theme or ask a question in the comments section.

Need more information on the event ? Here, you’ll find a complete presentation of the Great Book of Lists

Don’t know how to start? Here is a little guide to help you create your lists

Don’t forget to hit the suscribe button in order not to miss any TGBOL notice. The more, the merrier.

You can also like the blog’s Facebook page.

All the themes in the same place : TGBOL board on Pinterest !

Des changements à venir sur le blog avec la nouvelle année

Oui, c’est à nouveau l’heure d’une pause café ensemble. Asseyons-nous avec des boissons chaudes. Des changements vont se produire sur ce blog.

Vous l’avez peut-être remarqué, ou pas. J’ai modifié le menu principal.

Au revoir les chats

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Vous avez bien compris, les chats ne reviendront pas sur le blog.

Je sais que très peu certains d’entre vous vont hurler à la mort en protestation. Désolée, je ne changerai pas d’avis. Il y a deux raisons à cela. La première : l’événement était ancré sur le week-end, au moment précis où je suis le plus probablement éloignée de mon ordinateur. La seconde raison est que l’événement n’a pas semblé trouver son public parmi les lecteurs du blog. je trouvais moi même que l’événement en lui même n’était pas vraiment à sa place et aussi un peu difficile à comprendre. Un événement photo à propos de l’écriture ? Beaucoup de personnes m’ont demandé ce qu’elles étaient censées faire, ce qui signifiait que le concept était trop cryptique.

Des listes, des listes, des listes.

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Même si Writing Cats disparait, je n’ai pas l’intention de laisser le blog sans événements.

En fait, j’ai déjà une idée : vous proposer de faire des listes avec moi. Il s’agit d’une passion nouvelle que j’aimerais partager avec vous.

Nous écrirons des listes de toutes sortes : des listes de souhaits, des listes impertinentes, des listes drôles, des listes d’inspiration, des listes de personnages, des listes de thèmes, des listes de choses préférées, etc.

Le but est de rassembler toutes ces mines d’information et de les compiler dans votre propre livre de listes, un objet de référence dabs lequel vous pourrez puiser plus tard des tonnes d’informations et de détails pour votre propre plaisir ou dans le cadre d’un projet d’écriture.

Quel genre de liste vous plairait ? ça vous intéresse ? N’hésitez pas à partager votre avis sur le sujet dans la section de commentaires.

Changes are coming on the blog with the new year

Yes, it’s coffee time again, let’s sit together and have some hot drinks. Changes are coming on the blog.
Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you havn’t : I’ve changed the main menu.

Bye bye kitties

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Yes, Writing Cats won’t come back on the blog. I know very few some of you guys will haul to the moon in protest. I’m sorry but I won’t change my mind.
There are two reasons. First, it was anchored on week end days when I am most likely to be far from my computer most of the time. and second because, it did not seem to appeal to the blogs readers. I, myself, felt they were a bit out of place and a bit difficult for new  bloggers. a picture event about writing ? Many people asked me what they were meant to do which means the basic concept felt a bit like a cypher.

 

List, lists, lists

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Even if Writing Cats is going away, I do not intend to let the blog eventless.

In fact I already have an idea : invite you guys to write lists with me. Lists are a new passion fo mine and I’d like to share it with you.

We’ll write all sorts of lists,  wish lists, silly lists, funny lists, inspiration lists, character lists, theme lists, favorite things lists, aso.

The goal is to gather all these gems of informations and create your own personal book of lists, a piece of information and details you can later dive into for you own pleasure or while doing research for a writing project.

 

You’re interested ? Please share your thoughts in the comments section. Do not hesitate to tell me what kind of list you would be interested in.

Writing 101 : Things I like, Things I’ve learned, Things I wish

Today’s assignment for writing 101 was to make 3 lists : the things we like, the things we’ve learned, the things we wish.

Here are my lists, written without any importance order in mind.

 

Things I like

 

  1. My ergonomic pillow. It was a revolution for may sleep. My husband calls it the brick.
  2. Cook for my family and friends.
  3. A very cool mojito with a lot of cholate-mint and lime, sans alcohol.
  4. The jubilation of writing
  5. Write in different and unusual places. This summer only : a farm, a cabin in the mountain, a small sea city.
  6. My current computer.
  7. Compassion.It’s the key to a better world.
  8. read on my kindle in the dark.The word comes down to the book and myself.
  9. Travel and know I’ll discover a brand new universe.
  10. Ask questions, a lots of questions, always learn about people, their story, their loves, their fights.

 

Things I’ve learned

  1. Listen before talking
  2. Help other, solidarity is essential
  3. Transform negative emotions into something constructive and positive
  4. use my emotions to write
  5. Focus on something and not getting disturbed my exterior events.
  6. Never let go. Keep working to realize your dream.
  7. Believe in myself. it took a lot of time and work.
  8. Not being afraid of being wrong. Mistakes are always an opportunity to learn
  9. Preserve myself from negativity of others and always promote optimism.
  10. Brain is the new sexy (Irene Adler said it, Aaron Sorkin too).

 

Things I wish

  1. Peace in the world, seriously. End of slavery and slaughter of masses by a few minorities, really. Every child should be able to go to sleep safe.
  2. Properly earn my living with my writing
  3. Open a center for writers. Offer residences and training programs. The residence laureates would be the students mentors.
  4. See my child thrive and shine on the world around her.
  5. Raise my child in a way that allows her to express her full potential and be whoever she wants to be
  6. See my friends and family happy
  7. Bring joy and warmth in the life of people I meet everyday.
  8. Be a promoter of education and instruction of girls and women.
  9. See human race learn from its own mistakes.
  10. Finally see sherlock’s season 4

Let’s finish the article on a light tune :