My name is Lilou Sticks and for the moment, I have nowhere to call home.

So everyday, I read, take pictures, watch films, eat cinnamon buns and cookies, go to museums, drink blue water, walk, I walk a lot, a whole lot, look at mirrors, listen to music, touch fabrics, taste and smell everything around me.

This is how I am trying to remember where I come from.

If you feel the same way I do, let’s try to find our homes together.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The man in the moon

Have you ever been so nervous at night you couldn’t even close your eyes?
I have.
Yesterday morning I overheard two women in the café talking to each other. One of them said:

"Martine, did you know that the moon is the closest it’s been to the earth in 20 years?!"

Then the other one said:

"I heard! The man in the moon must be getting lonely!"

And then they started laughing and laughing and laughing.

I went straight back to Zouzi and I said to him:
“What’s this story about a man in the moon?”
He said:
“Yes, what about the man in the moon? He has been living there for quite some time now, its not news.”
I don’t know why but this all made me very nervous. Why was there a man in the moon, what was he doing there and why hadn’t I known about this fellow before?

There was something that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.

When the night came, I looked out the window and I saw a BIG moon. I looked and looked and I saw him. I saw his face in the moon. He was looking down at me and it looked like he was trying to tell me something but I think he was too far for me to hear it. That made me feel a bit sad.

I didn’t sleep a wink. All I could do was think about this man in the moon and about how lonely he must feel watching us from all the way up there.


  1. He must be getting closer and closer

  2. Hi Lilou & Zouzi,
    don’t be worried – the man in moon only wants to send you a good night kiss.
    He isn’t lonely because he knows that you are thinking about him!
    Sleep well!

  3. That makes me feel better.