Nobody knows the future `s prospects, but what I perceive and see here is both a struggle but also a voracious appetite for life` s many opportunities. In the art `s universe I have seen really many galleries, solely owned by the artists and apparently with a positive sales. The artists are represented by many different countries and I have not heard a single one who complains about the “hard times”.
Nature is well protected by the Frenchmen end has some strict rules for both buildings and large protected areas where it is otherwise more practical to drive on a discovery by a jeep or moped – The small winding roads are apparently protected from any kind of repairs ..:-)
The small wine farms is a whole chapter in itself, and I have gradually become aware that much of the wine we do not see from France on the shelves in other countries remains here because of a capacity issue, but the wines are “second-to-none”.
I have been regularly in France the last 10 years, and not at one single time been in doubt that my retirement’s remaining years of life `s many aspects had to be spent in southern France` s wonderful vegetation, magic nature and of course the Mediterranean `s always azure blue color.
At first I was skeptical in relation to the French people `s attitudes and openness. Well, it takes time before it is possible to simply know a fraction of a another person, but with time comes advice, and teachings is an eternal development, which teaches us to deal with any situation and a little intuition to move on.
…. And just that is what I have learned from the French, what can be healthy after the motto “I do not know you, but show me what you include behind the facade` s many masks. ” …and we can continue the talk.
The French people rarely use jungle-law `s dirty way of talking about other people behind their backs. They are direct, polite and do not envy attitudes about social or successful people. Humans are regarded as equal partners, irrespective of social aspects.
There are of course many other wonderful places on earth that is either as attractive or maybe better, depending on the needs and temperament, but to be rootless is one of danger signals, which I must admit has been a part of my lifestyle – I prefer to call the “Life` s countless challenges and adventure `s infinite possibilities.”
…. That is why I am now in my last dream in life `s many opportunities and together with my dear Catharina we will also work with art, exhibitions and music` s `s countless opportunities on this exciting platform.
Kurt Lykke Lindved
Ambassador, Lecturer and Author