The luminous destiny of Alexandra David-Néel - Jean Chalon
"In The luminous destiny of Alexandra David-Néel, I wanted above all to respect the rhythm of this galloping destiny. It is one of the secrets of this Alexandrian vitality that is a prodigy: Mrs. David-Néel has never stopped. How could she have had time? She became incarnate, in a single existence, as many characters: anarchist, bourgeois, Buddhist, orientalist singer, explorer (she was the first Parisian woman to enter Lhasa in 1924), journalist, writer....
How could she have lost a moment when her life, her real life according to her deepest desires, did not begin until she was 43 years old? What a lesson in patience and endurance! Leaping constantly forward, constantly in motion, even when one thinks she was immobilized at her work table, the one who, a hundred years old, was renewing her passport to the amazement of her entourage, only consented to rest by consenting to die in 1969.
And yet, there is no evidence that death for Alexandra is an eternal rest!"
- Dimensions :
- 15,5 x 24 x 3 cm
- Museum :
- Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
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