There’s something about speaking, reading or singing in a foreign language that always cheers me up. It feels like by being able to understand other languages, I have a wider group of people from which to learn and with whom to collaborate. It’s a liberating feeling. So, I decided to keep things short and sweet today with a song in French. I will read one of my poems in French for you separately, tomorrow. Sunday really needed to be a rest day and I took this day off to really relax and read a lot. Which has been blissful. And definitely an excellent way to #beatthejanuaryblues !
If you’d like to get involved and make a donation to the charity MIND – a mental health support charity in England and Wales, I am collecting donations to send to them as part of this “Beat the January Blues” effort, (as well as donating £1 per print copy sold of my next book – ‘Love Poems for people who don’t like being in love II’ – coming in March -).
I will let you know how much I’ve raised by the beginning of February, and I’ll send MIND the amount I’ve made so far.
If you’d like to also support my work, you can find some suitably lovely rewards for doing so on Patreon here.