Literature: we fall for Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette's “Forest Woman”
In the autofiction story Woman forest , the author and director Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette ( The fleeing woman, The goddess of the fire flies ) describes the “grandiose brutality of life” with a sensory, poetic and intoxicating pen.
In the chaos of the pandemic, the artist took refuge with his family at the Blue House, in a valley where the infinitely small becomes infinitely large.
In full isolation, she finds meaning in what inhabits her and what surrounds her by magnifying the rituals of everyday life and drawing from her roots. The result is a magnificent ode to life that is larger than life.
I carve happiness with an ax; it is currently the only power I have left and I hold on to it so as not to fall.
Excerpt from Forest woman
Femme forêt is published by Marchand de feuille editions.