When creating this image, in the back of my mind was the touching scene in the film The Bélier Family where Paula, a 16 year old teenager, passes an audition for a singing contest. Wining the contest would mean leaving home and her family. She sings Je vole, a song about the legitimate and vital need of youth for emancipation and the inevitable passage to adulthood. I can’t watch this excerpt without shedding a few tears at the thought my own daughters will be flying away for real in a few years…



Je vole is a song by Michel Sardou interpreted in the movie by Louane Emera. The lyrics and the melody are modified.


Flight is part of my series Northern Crossing inspired by feminine adolescence.



  1. laura on 9 May 2017 at 18 h 33 min

    merci pour la photo et la chanson…les deux sont émotifs

    • Catherine Rondeau on 9 May 2017 at 20 h 37 min

      Merci Laura, c’est sympa de me laisser un petit mot! Tâchons de profiter au maximum de nos filles pendant qu’elles sont encore près de nous… xx

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