This blog on New Caledonia is for those of you who ever wondered what life on a tiny island in the South Pacific might be like. Tired of bracing winter winds, the stress of an inner city or simply dreaming of a life change? This is a blog about what happens when, in the words of Yogi Berra, "you come to a fork in the road, [and] take it".

21 May 2007

Colours of the South Pacific

Photo by Laurent Guiader, 2007.

We are spoiled for colour in New Caledonia. Okay, so we don't have New England's beautiful fall colours (we don't even have a real winter or snow). But the locals sport colours in such a joyous way in New Caledonia. Gone are the blacks and greys of London and Paris and New York. Bring in the oranges, the reds and the bright greens. Bring in the yellows and the blues and the purples.

I am convinced colour changes everything. Colour and sun. The colour and the warm winds of the South Pacific make of this place a veritable paradise. Gone are the worries, the stress and the low-level pain of having to live too much life in too little time. With colour and warm winds, or at least to me, one breathes more deeply, loves more slowly and completely, enjoys what is, instead of worries about what is (or is not) to come.

Happy Monday, everyone.

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