HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
A Very intense Movie, full of Life love and émotion.

The vision of a man and a team of people Who Journey brought them all around the world To interview and therefore bring and Share Their Freedom of speech To people Who Would Not be Heard beyond borders, continent, To form together Humanity….To be as one.

Some quote I keept In mind:

An aborigène man saying Thank You and Please Should Not exist as all Should be shared   Naturally.

A wife speaking about ongrowing love for her husband.

A woman digging Rice From Rats’ Hole To feed her family and Being greatfull That G. Watch So well on her and her family HELPLINE her everyday To find Enough little Rice grain To be fed.

A man That Though all Was finished as He Could Not feed his family Nor find Work.

A girl How Would prostitute herself thinking she Could Not be Better but Who Was sending money To her family for her Brother and sisters To study and become educated.

A woman Without tooth Who Was sharingbox her Joy of everyday Being able To look for black Been ans corn and harvest them.

A man That Was simply grateful for The gift of Life!

A woman That encourages smiling as an Universal language, and many more…

It Was intense and Very emotional To be part of such an evening and discover The common effort of so many people : Yann Roxane Jessica William and Many more …

Selfie checking If My mascara Was Not all over My face … From tears  To laughter…

From aerial images To close Up on people lived. I encourage You To look at It The “short version 1 hour 30 mn In Theaters” The long one 10 Hours or soon In Paris accessible In a Museum 20 H of film…

Until then good night or good Day To You and don T Forget To smile It Is a Very accordable luxury.
PS: I Was Not disapointed That François Holland Did Not show up… He Was Not missed!

I am thinking and thinking, this word turns in my head.

Tonight, with my husband, my sister and brother-in-law, we went to the movie.
Before hand we had an Italian diner.
While watching the wines list, we saw a map!
The wine map of Italy. The “boot” as I always tell my children to help them learning their geography.


Then I think again “community”! Yes the Italians are a big and great community. ( I do have some in my family tree, my great grand-ma for instance, but I didn’t make this remark for this reason).

Then we talk about us coming from everywhere being one foot on the old continent, and our heart in the states.

We truly feel part of the USA and this is our truth.

Then we went to the movie to watch the immigrant and I feel the effort and courage my ancestors, as many others made to reach the promised land. Their promised land as Europe could be for others, as France was for the other half+1 of my family!

And us, and me! Born in France, strongly American and leaving in Luxembourg, this small country in the middle of Europe.

I strongly feel as an immigrant! And I don’t know where is my home, even if it is here for the time being and the past 11 years!

But my community is my family! And I tremble to the though of this 2 sisters in the movie we have just seen!

My community is the love and courage in life!
I see around me men and women with Hope and Dream with values and challenges.
I see how they fight their way to keep on going forward.
I try and try, I think and think, I laugh and cry, thankful for little and greats miracles witnessed every day.
The dog wagging his tail when we arrive, the kids playing together as they were never apart when they see each other.
The happiness of sharing a conversation a meal, a train to early taken for a moment -gone to fast- spent together with no guarantee of tomorrow.

And I think again, and I yet don’t know my place.
I always knew. And I am an immigrant looking for a certitude, thought this challenge I found my community.

For now my place is here, anywhere I am, I am with my Family,my Friends, my Community. It helps making who we are, who we become, to open our arms to embrace our challenges.
The world we are leaving in opens up boundaries.
Shorten the traveling time, making gathering easier.
I think of my friends here in Luxembourg, my family in France, in the USA, in Israel, in the Netherlands, in Belgium, of my friends in England, in France in the Netherlands and in others countries.

I hope to make you discover through my eyes, the world as I see it, the places I like, the persons I encounter and the things that strikes me.

I take also the opportunity to thank “my” WordPress’s community, those who read and follow me, and those who Will join me on this great life adventure.

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