Christine | Musician | Passionate about Arts and Social Sciences |Hobbies: Hiking, Digital Photography, Reading | France
Facebook Page: facebook.com/ChristineLanusse
1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS? I convinced my soulmate to come hiking with me and he loved it. We went hiking as much as we could last summer and even had a wonderful 3 days hike in the Tourmalet/Néouvielle area.
Being with someone for so many years and still creating new connections feels wonderful. Hiking helps discover how people really are, it really feels like being part of the Fellowship of the Ring … without having to save the world haha!
2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?
My dad couldn’t go celebrate his retirement on a long time planned trip with one of his good friends because of the pandemic and also learning that my mum has serious back issues that keeps her away from hiking.
3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?
That people would take some time to understand each other better and that talking about our fears wouldn’t be considered as weakness.
4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?
That everyone would hide their fears and selfishness behind ideologies.
5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE?
Yvette Young. I really admire all the things she can do on her own. She has amazing artistic skills and an unusual view of solo guitar playing and music composing that makes it possible for any musician to make instrumental music the way they want without feeling wrong. She looks like a very strong and humane person.
6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN?
Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, stay away from number 4, be kind to yourself, and do your best to share some of your inner kindness and understanding. We need all the people we can find for this job!
A few more questions about the current situation (Covid-19, lockdown, black lives matter protests, politics, finances, mental health, health, and so much more):You can also send one single answer to the 3 questions combined.
7) THE WORLD HAS BEEN CHANGING DRAMATICALLY IN RECENT MONTHS, HOW ARE YOU COPING?
The world has always been in constant change and chaos, for the best and the worst. you find out as soon as you are old enough to understand. I think I started to understand this when I heard adults around me talking about the Chernobyl accident back in 1986, I was 4 (please be careful when you talk in presence of children, keep in mind that they can understand much more than what you think but still don’t have the emotional tools to deal with things). Then when I saw images of the war in Iraq on the news in the 90ies.
I grew up as a pretty anxious and pessimistic person for many reasons so I admit I’m constantly developing strategies to keep going no matter what’s on the news.
I think I’ve started to really be conscious of my “mindshield strategies” back when the accident of Fukushima Daiichi happened.
Analysing my fears and remembering that we are a very insignificant part of the universe, that this universe will keep on existing long after we’ve disappeared brings me inner peace.
I often ask myself “how do you feel today?” and take some time to think about that until I can finally give an honest answer. If I don’t feel good, then I’m asking “so, what are you going to do about that?” and search until I find a reasonable and peaceful solution instead of blaming other people for everything.
There are things you can’t do anything about but you still have to keep going the best way possible without hurting people around you.
That’s how I’m trying to cope with the world’s changes.
8) WHICH CHANGE HAS AFFECTED YOU THE MOST / HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON YOU PERSONALLY?
The increasing number of people being unable to express what their fears really are in a very simple way.
Talking with different people lately, I feel that most of them are really frightened about what is going to happen to them and I can understand this.
They all fear for the future for different reasons, but aren’t able to express what they really feel without quoting this article or that website or whoever making their discourse very blurry.
They always end up borrowing a made up discourse because it looks more valuable than their own.
Honestly, this is one of the hardest things I have to deal with.
9) WHAT ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE MOST?
My main concern lately has been about us losing our ability to connect to ourselves in an honest way in order to connect to others.
People around us have no idea about how we really feel if we don’t tell them. This can trigger a lot of misunderstanding and violence.
Each of us has an inner speech that has a great value in itself. And I like to believe that we can create very strong and positive links between people sharing this inner speech in a very simple and honest way.