I don’t really listen to a lot of French singers (even though my first language is French) so the ones I listen to, I really like.
I think my favorites are Camille and Emilie Simon (France) and Jorane (Quebec, and awesome/weird cello) is interesting, but I prefer her most recent stuff to her earlier one. I’ve also been really interested in Cecile Corbel, she’s a singer from Brittany and sing in French, English, Breton and, recently, in Japanese (the theme song for the new Ghibli movie). Her music has a Celtic touch to it. You can find her videos on youtube.
I also like Carla Bruni (France) and Coeur de Pirate (Quebec). They’re really sweet.
There are a few others I’ve taken note of, but haven’t really listened to yet, so I can’t say if I like them or not. Apparently (according to some of my friends), there have been lots of interesting stuff popping up on the Quebec music scene in the past few years, so you might want to check it out. I’ve been out of touch for too long to really know what’s happening there.
It comes mostly from the Winnie-the-Pooh books.
I feel like Piglet most of the time (he’s my very most favorite) and my boyfriend, when I get scared and nervous, tells me “Be Brave, Little Piglet” and that always makes me feel better.
So I started telling myself that as well. I feel that capitalizing Brave encompasses everything I try to be in life. How it is scary and unnerving and dizzying and confusing at times, but if I can be Brave, than I can do everything I want. It also means being kind and generous and compassionate while facing hostility and meanness (it has become a habit, yes).
All the girls and women I admire in books (and elsewhere), have always been Brave, and I admire that. It is everything I want to be. Brave.
p.s. I’m in love with yours too xx