I have been a very shy person since I was a little boy. Before, I wouldn't even say a word in front of strangers. Now that I am more grown up and experienced, I feel much more confident speaking in public but my reserved personnality is still in me.
Today, which was a day off, I went to an "artists-open-day" event in Paris. During four days, an association in Paris organised an open day and let the visitors enter the artists' personal studios and talk with them while appreciating their works. At first, it felt quite bizarre entering somebody's studio and talking to them. But eventually I relaxed myself and tried to talk. Even though I didn't talk so much, I enjoyed looking at how the artists' talk with each other, sharing one same passion for the arts. Indeed, working in Art seems very rewarding and satisfying...... The conversations were so human, full of respect to the other, joyful, the exchanges were so positive and simple, which is not always the case in today's society.
Later in the evening, I went to see a piano recital in the oldest church of Paris which has been transformed into a concert hall. It was a Chopin program. The japanese female pianist disappointed me a little bit, perhaps I am used to Paris-opera standards and that it is just a small concert event. We were not more than 30 in the audience. The magical part was that the organiser of the concert not only upgraded my ticket to 1st category, but he also invited me to another concert that he recommended. I mean, among the numerous spectators, why such kindness to me? At that moment, I thought, life really reserves surprises to us sometimes. This definitely encouraged me to be more open to people.