|vesna manojlovic on Fri, 10 Jul 1998 13:11:48 +0100|
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to: email@example.com <title> post-festum e-relevant revalations (too late?) </title> dear (in no particular order) andreas graziella daniel katja juka anneke taylor terhi dimitrina nikolai branko stefan anne thank you for everything! i am very glad to finally meet you (ok, branko, to see you again :) i hope we will stay in virtual and also more real contact. i know i will meet some of you on some more confer-places, but i would like to have you as guests in belgrade - not just for my pleasure but also to take part in cultural, art, media and other "educational" events. for un-finished impresions of our first meeting, see http://www.v2.nl/Projects/vr/vesna/rakott.html real revalation 1: one of my problems during gatherings like this or in every new situation that has a group involved (and almost every has) - was non-existing from the beginning, and that gave me lot of relief (spelling?!): i was not forced to "choose" anybody of you to fall in/ make love with or to "seduce" in any way ('cause i was already in love -- but that gave me another problem, and that is that i was mostly absent with my spirit: see http://www.v2.nl/Projects/vr/vesna/Daoud/ real revelation 2: i was very scared before i came - will i be able to take part in group work? will i be interesting enough? will i be helpful? will i learn something? how will i fit in? but, during the first day, it almost completely disappeared. we went walking, and i found that rotterdam is very intersting and nice city, even if not so _perfect_ like a'dam or cosy like some smaler cities in holland.. and i found in it *nature* - even if it is a port, and industrial zone, gras and flowers still can fight their way out, to the rain.. i even met two rabbits -- in the middle of the town! not afraid at all, munching the gras, bouncing around... see: http://www.v2.nl/Projects/vr/vesna/Monday/ real revelation 3: i was glad to find out more about cultural diversities: most i learned, naturaly, about holland, as i already knew the most. but, i haven't know, for example, how big art and cultural center is rotterdam, and that art is very much supported by the state; then, i found out that woman groups from a'dam and delft academic circles are not so friendly among themselves; then, how difficult is to have internet access in bulgaria, and that soros is not "working" in spain; that in finland verbs have 15 cases ! and how to put chocolate drops on bread for breakfast (.nl)... + i got help for my ongoing international project with the working title "take care of the future" - unfortunately, i haven't time to finish it, but i will, and they will be (at least linked) at http://www.v2.nl/Projects/vr/vesna/Signes/ real revelation 4: it was very nice to see my old friends again (from last year's conferences) (like i will be seeing you from now on.. ;) - "brandon" launching i heard last year for, and i saw "de waag" for the first time, and met: patrice (without hinde, but i hope to see them on "hearts" in linz soon, together); zone, XU legend, gastarbaiter in nl, virtually sunbathing; jesis (net.radio reminder/teacher of mine, but also my "consciousness", and that sometimes gives bad hearache..); debra, who also came to introduce living (unfortunately, recording that i made last summer in kassel, on swans, was not good enough to stay in _living's_ archive); rop@x-xs4all (don't be surprised to find me in two years in cyber-village, portugal..); tamara, my dear girl who last year visited east europe and had lot of phun - together with me - in budapest in belgrade (also x-xs4all); hanno, "false chinese" but real hugging panda; alex, THE most crazy sysadm+dj; stef, linux wizard ... much much more of them i haven't got time/chance to see at all, and with all of these who i met i haven't talked enough.. maybe next time.. graziella: thanks for hosting me for all this time - it was nice to be your guest! thanks for my own room (i was not feeling too lonely in it), typical dutch stair-case, cats in the morning, cosy bed, bathroom with it's own will, interesting, funny and useful breakfast conversations and meals, and two important movies: "heavenly creatures" and "antonia".