I got this quote from an email of the Anthony Burgess Foundation, obviously from my favourite author:
"The world has so much solace to offer: love, food, music, the immense variety of race and language, literature, the pleasure of artistic creation".
Like many of the things he said, I feel that this line apply to my life (past and present) perfectly. I am not really an artist though, although I do enjoy the artistic creation of others and I can sometimes be artistic as an amateur. In any case, I take comfort in all those things, they make me forget that I am an expatriate, that the weather is bad, that the week is monotonous.