Finding one’s voice is a process that occurs over time, the time of a life-span.

The “ages of man” are simply a progression of voices, changing over time, modulating, acquiring gravitas, trilling, detached, reflective.¬†One’s voice is how one presents oneself; One’s narrative is what that voice communicates.

If narrative is what one says about oneself, the sense one gives oneself, it is just as importantly, the sense one finds in others, what others say about themselves, about the world they live in and how they fit into it.

The Narrative Voice blog is a collection of notes and insights into the lifestyles and narratives discovered or experienced over the course of a life unfolding on both sides of the Atlantic.

Sea of the middle earth

The Mediterranean is the “sea of the middle earth”, a vast, azure expanse bathed in sunshine and spilling onto the shores of three continents. It’s climate has been a source of natural abundance, of trade and prosperity for thousands of years. From earliest times, its inhabitants were warriors and poets, diverse peoples of culture and exchange.

This blog is dedicated to greatness however expressed and in whatever age.

It is also essentially Mediterranean. It will be a forum for environmental, social, economic and political issues. It will be about human habitation and responsible strategies to sustain and enhance humanity’s evolutionary experiment.

Law, human dignity, sustainability, urban habitat, demography, free trade, environmental services and of course, the words and voices of those who have gone before us, all are fair game for the Living in Provence blog.