Me, Michèle

Mother, father, friend and lover, teacher, student, child and sometime sage

The places that have shaped me:
London, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Venice, Vienna, Scotland, France.

Emotional age: 5–105, according to the day, the hour, the place.

Chronological age: around 65

Rational age: no idea


Don’t Love

  • Words that keep us in boxes
  • Theories that are born out of ideas, and not out of life
  • Sweet champagne

Constant Companions

  • The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
  • Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  • The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
  • Le petit prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Where angels fear to tread, E.M. Forster
  • Das kleine Ich-bin-Ich, Mira Lobe
  • Story, Robert McKee
  • The lazy man's guide to enlightenment, Thaddeus Golas
  • Was ist ein Naturgesetz?, Erwin Schrödinger
  • What is life?, Erwin Schrödinger
  • Ich und du, Martin Buber
  • Briefe an einen jungen Dichter, Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The worm forgives the plough, John Stewart Collis
  • Rhetoric, Aristotle
  • Pensées et opuscules, Blaise Pascal
  • The stones of Venice, John Ruskin
  • The artist’s reality, Mark Rothko
  • Poems of Louis Aragon
  • Poems of John Keats
  • Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • Bouvard et Pécuchet, Gustave Flaubert
  • Die Logik der Forschung, Karl Popper

Songs Through My Life


Michèle in Song

by Benjamin Schmid, written for Truths, Trust and Translation.