Wacky: The Madden Julian Oscillation has been active so far this winter. Here is why it matters.
"“Do you have an Instagram?” she asks as she prepares to leave. “I have one. I want to know everything about you, including the size of your shoes. Hehehe!” I tell her she is welcome to my shoes. “I have small feet. I am small. I was always small. But only physically.” She says she has lost two inches in recent years, but what is a couple of inches in the greater scheme of things? “We don’t need to be big to be in good shape. OK, allez. We maybe meet another time, who knows?” And Agnès Varda, that irresistible force of human nature, blows out of the room."
"Varda made a movie about Demy’s early life in war-time France as he was dying. It was completed the week after his death. Jacquot de Nantes is still often shown in French schools and Varda is astonished by the profundity of the questions children ask about the film. “One child said: ‘How do you remember the memory of somebody else?’ And I said because I love him. And he said is that enough? And I said yes.”"
"Varda appears to have little time for the mainstream. Earlier this year, she sent a cardboard cutout of herself to the Oscar nominees’ lunch because she was otherwise engaged"