State of Love and Trust

The monastery in Isoraka and my room, working on my next book with Resort, raclette with the brothers, and snow in Obwalden. Set up in Gränichen, quiet Easter days, and a short stay with Barbara and her family in Wiedikon.


Flying via Addis back towards Antananarivo, training with my swim club in Ampefiloha, shooting vigilante vanilla growers en brousse in Ambodivoara, tsisy vagues eto Sambava, catastrophe be! And then the waves came back and Vario had too much fun with his new shortboard, dolphins, Johannes snorkeling in the Mahébourg lagoon.


Pascal on “Still the One.” (I wish to live and grow old on his boat.) A crazy Maurice forest straight out of “Avatar,” la fôret des Baobabs in Mangily, sakafo atoandro, and Isalo National Park.


Sometimes it takes me a second to remember where I am, and sometimes I miss Madagascar even when I’m here.

January to July 2019