A friend loves at all times…

“A friend loves at all times,
a brother (and a sister) is
present in times of need…”
– Solomon’s Proverb

I feel lucky to write to you today, knowing you always welcomed my heart in a loving way.

Forgive me if I had you worried, I’m in a very defining period of my life right now. I feel blessed to have my family’s support regarding my decision to mark a pause, as I desire to renew my perspective, heal old wounds, discover more about myself and get prepared seriously for what’s coming up. I felt it was essential to take that time apart, as I know there is no shame in realizing we need to rest and reboot, knowing that if I don’t do it, I just won’t be able to take the next step in my life, in my art, in my relationships and in so much more.

Vague Souvenir… a reminder of who we are

Vague Souvenir

It’s quite special to look at what we now hold in our hands, this music album that evolved out of so many moments of the past couple of months. It is now born, bearing its name and unique identity, ready to make its own journey, speaking to your ears in its own language and growing up independently from the 6 of us who had the chance to craft it. We were its crafters, but the real creators are much more numerous…they actually are reading these lines right now… 😉 You will realize this even more as you’ll allow your ears and heart to be lulled by its sound, your own story, and let the words invite you to contemplate parts of yourself we all tend to forget as soon as we turn away from the mirror. At least that’s how I lived Vague Souvenir when I listened to it all for the first time.

This is a journey with or without words and music…but not without you.

My dear family,

I definitely want to share with you what’s going on during a week that looked like all the others but that also had a fresh and deep meaning… just like all the others.

First, it’s quite incredible to realize that the interview series of the Red Crown Crane collection are all completed and exposed fully to the world. I have to admit it was quite an adventure to do all these videos, digging deeper every time as we didn’t want to talk only about fashion or beautiful jewelry. We wanted to explore something that would gather us even more, giving us a sense of belonging, we wanted to expose how with silver and glass we crafted wings to touch you, to heal you, to allow you to touch us and to heal us.

Press play…and jump with me

I had the time to read what you guys wrote on the chat during the last ”Bla Bla Bla: The Live Show” and even though almost two whole weeks have passed, I could still live the intensity of that moment through your expressions, your generous openness, your colorful hearts displayed by black letters on a white screen. First, I want to thank you because through sharing you decided to jump into that day, you allowed the music and all that is within our hearts, to travel so much further than we could ever have alone. Music can be sterile when there’s no heart to receive it and words have no wings if no one is listening and allowing them to fly with the heartfelt message that is attached to them.

“Vague Souvenir” It’s our story… and it’s beautiful.

Vague Souvenir

I want to share about what we lived together during the last Bla Bla Bla: The Live Show… And I wish so much that you would share with us what you felt as well… why? Because this is our chance, our privilege to really bond together, to realize how much we can grow side by side, not alone anymore, more than ever united with this strong desire to see each other shine, live, and fulfill our most beautiful dreams…

I am not impatient… I am already exulting!!!!

My so incredible family,

I often thought the guys and I were quite nuts…living in a church…sharing every single meal with about 20 other passionate people who are as crazy as us… young men and women who are the heart and arms of Hopeful Tragedy Records… taking care of 2 ponies and a goat… dedicating hours to reach out to people all over the world in their own language as much as possible… trying to answer each message we receive, desiring deeply to make each person who crosses our path feel just how much we have special love for them … I thought we were crazy when we posted that pic of “Michelangelo’s David-Sef’s version” on Facebook! Lol!

I saw it shine just long enough…

Sometimes when I read your comments on my diary, I feel like it doesn’t belong to me… and you know what, for once my feelings are right: it doesn’t belong to me. Because even though the words come from me, from my mind and heart, I can’t pretend they are 100% me and represent totally who I am. As I still fail my own heart at times and I reject the family I claim loudly to be proud of and love.

When time stops, eternity begins

YFE family

Can you tell when something is so important that you want to make sure you don’t let any part of it slip through your fingers? Can you allow yourself to be free enough to completely embrace a moment without being either shy, anxious, self-conscious, stressed, overcompensating, thinking ahead or back instead of appreciating every little detail of what surrounds you and also what’s happening inside you at that very moment?