Son écriture en franglais mozzarella, si particulière, apparaît comme amortie dans la mémoire et, n'hésitons pas à le dire, dans l'abstraction. Le tout dans un fleuve de mots au long cours qui ne sert pas à corriger la vie mais bien à l'embellir. Une langue qui n'appartient qu'à elle et nous protège des intempéries du présent, en tout cas jamais obscurcie par les mauvais coups que réservent les épreuves du temps. Qu'on ne s'y trompe pas, Fiammi est une joyeuse pessimiste qui offre sa lumière incomparable, celle de l'essentiel. Fiammi a ce don d'aimer d'abord puis d'installer au goutte à goutte sa vision de la vie.
J'ai découvert l'existence de Fiammi un matin d'octobre 2006. Le trois octobre pour être précis. Je sortais de l'hôpital d'Auxerre. Dora, la mère de mon fils Johann, s'était absentée définitivement le 4 juillet. Et la seconde mère de mon fils venait d'apprendre qu'un cancer du sang mettait sa vie en péril. Chouette période. Et Fiammi a débarqué dans ma vie, par email:
"Dear Philippe M,
My name is Fiammetta, I'm a italian "girl" of 35 years
old... and, like a typical italian, I don't speak
For this, please you forgive me... but, I hope that
you can understand the meaning of my words.
I write to you because I'm sure that you know very
well Johann Meunier.
This my story.
In this summer I went in Iceland with Raffaele (my
partner) for a fantastic trekking with Fjallabak (from
31.07.06 at 14.07.06, after we went in Groenlandia).
Johann was our guide for 15 days, but for precision,
Johann was a important my "guide spirituel" ... like
often I told him laughing...
Johann taught to me a lot of things, and not only
about Iceland, but about many things: about him, about
live, about me.
Together we walk, live, live, sleep, eat, cook, smile,
drink, smoke, and we spoke about a lot of things.
He told me about his mother, abouth his father....
about dead, life, pain, joy, sadness... happiness...
about the past, the present, and the future.
We have communicate with words, gestures, eyes and
with heart where my english and my french did not
Johann into our heart, and I don't know why... or
In Iceland, in a fantastic place, Johann celebreted
the wedding of me and Raffaele, in a spring of hot
water... and we never will forget it!
It was very funnny and unexpected... it was a Johann's
This was our first wedding!
With me and Raffaele, Johann has open his heart
speaking about his mother and his sadness and we want
said to him: thank you!
I promise to him that I will send a french book from
Italy, for him and his mother.
He give me his address in Reykjavik and his mail, but
I lost it! (at airport in Paris my luggage was
After, when I was in Italy, I discover that, when
Johann specked whith me about his mother, my mother
has an "ictus".
I risked to lost she, and my mind I listen the words
of Johann. In this time I would liked to write to
Johann but I haven't his mail.
(now my mother is very well and I 'm hapy).
I try to see on internet, on Fjallabak, but in
Fjallabak team, he there is not.
And so, we (me and Raffaele) was surrender.
In this week, I was on internet for my job (I'm
architect) and for a strange destiny I saw the
I was impress from "Le bonheur existe. J'en suis
rempli à ras bord." Pierre Bergounioux
and I started to read yours words... It is many
difficult for me because I don't speak french, but I
have my vocabulary and now there are many "free
translation" on internet.
It's not so easy for me understand the shade of yours
words, but I understand the meaning and where the mind
did not arrive, I try whith my heart and my intuition.
It's very funny!
After 2 days that I was on your bog, I saw "Fjallabak"
and "66norht" and I said to myself: It's very strange!
I loved Iceland, but read about Iceland in a french
blog was very strange...
After, on your blog, I saw the "Maison Rouge" and I
rememberd that Johann's father lives in a soud of
and so, my curiosity was very big, and I read every
words in your archives.
... after I saw the photo of Johann and I saw Johann
on the Maison Rouge....
This was a very big surprice for me!
after again, I saw the words of you and Johann, and so
I understood many new things.
I saw your photo on Flickr and I haven't doubt! Yes
I would like to write to Johann, and I need his mail
and his address.
I keep always my promise, and I order the french book
for him and Raffaele wants send to Johann a italian
.... but we don't know where find Johann...
Yesterday, on Flickr, when I searched my photo on
sailing boat, I saw again Johann on "rainasun"! It's
In this week, all internet speak with me about
Johann... and all by change!
and so I said to myself: try Fiammetta! also you don't
speak english and french, maybe Philippe M. help you!
That's all Philippe M., this is my story.
Please, can you help me? It is very important for me.
We (I and Raffaele) would write to Johann soon,
because he meet so many people and we are only a new
face that he see in iceland trekking.
Do you belive in a coincidence? do you belive in a
sign of the life? yes, I belive.
Even if I know Johann for a few time, I want said to
him that he has a 2 new friends in Italy and my home
is his home.
I would like know if now he stay well, and we hope
that he stay very very well.
I send to you same photo to Johann in this summer, and
if you are who I suppose.... you are happy to see him
at his job in his land.
I send to you also my photo for said to you: Hi
PhilippeM, I'm Fiammetta!
I think that this a right thing, because I saw your
photo: you have a fantastic face!
Thank you for your blog, for your words. and thank you
I hope that you have understood my words, also I don't
speak english, and my effort and difficulty to write
I hope to receive your answer, and now you know that
there is a new italian frind that stay on your blog...
and I try to undertood.... learning french on your
blog... and few time I will right my coment...
For now, in october, I will start my first english
course! I'm old, I know, but I think that is not to
much late! I'm not perfect, but belive me, I have
many, other, quality!
Thank you PhilippeM, thank you very much to have read
all my letter! I hope to help me and I hope to receive
soon your notice!
a big hug, with friendly
Voilà. Je laisse à chacun le soin d'apprécier l'onde de choc qui a été la mienne lorsque j'ai découvert ce message d'amour
pour mon fils...
et pour ce voyage au centre d'une terre qui est devenue la mienne depuis 36 ans.