I am sitting now in front of my computer to write the emotions I feel inside me in order to remember the moment before I start my trip to Kishinev. These feeling, translated into these words, are difficult to decipher, once again. I am going this time with a mission, better said, two: to contribute to the country … Continue reading The Second Round Starts Today!
You might ask yourself why I haven't continued writing my after thoughts right after I published my last post. Well, it is because I couldn't. As simple as that. I was so overwhelmed by everything I had experienced in the last months that I needed time to understand and absorb inside me what happened before, … Continue reading Feeling Yedenets: After thoughts
There are different ways of showing and telling one’s impressions of a personal journey or life experience. This expression of ideas and images can be dramatized and communicated in space and… Source: Feeling Yedenets: My Impressions of this "Shtetl". Part III
There are different ways of showing and telling one's impressions of a personal journey or life experience. This expression of ideas and images can be dramatized and communicated in space and time through writing a blog, a poem, a script or a book, by showing this perspective through a road film, or by recording a song or a story. I am sure … Continue reading Feeling Yedenets: My Impressions of this “Shtetl”. Part III
When the morning of October 31, 2016 finally arrived I couldn't believe it. I remember that the first thing that came to my mind as I opened my eyes that morning was that I told myself that it was the day when I finally will be in Yedenets. You should have seen the smile in my face. Wow! This fact felt so unreal and confused … Continue reading “I Can’t Believe I am Here!” Yedenets, Part II
Ever since I was a teenager I have been dreaming of visiting the birthplaces of my paternal grandparents. Why not also being interested in visiting the birth sites on my maternal family too? you might ask yourself. Well, it is because I knew where they come from. As simple as that. These places were no mystery to me. … Continue reading October 31, 2016: Yedenets, at last. Part I
I would like to tell you something unbelievable that happened to me on these last three days. It is about a couple of new family discoveries I have made while visiting here. The first one is related to the photo I published in my first blog post about the Loan and Savings Founders in 1926. I mentioned you then that I … Continue reading New Discoveries Made in Bessarabia
"Magic happens when you don't give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart." JmStorm To be here, in what used to be Bessarabia, is already incredible. But to see what I see and to be able to listen to the stories at the place of … Continue reading Day 2 and 3: First Moldovan Impressions
I can't believe that I have finally arrived here, in Chisinau. Day one has gone by sooooo fast. One of the most interesting things I experienced today was to take notice that the mystery of being able to see this place continued and persisted until the end (and even after I touched ground) because of the lack of visibility outside … Continue reading Day 1: The journey begins…
I don´t know how you feel, but for me, the fact of not knowing a part of my family past history makes me feel as if a piece of my identity has been stolen from me and as if something is really missing. This lack of knowledge is what drives me to do things I have never thought of … Continue reading Tell the world I’m coming…home.