發文作者:c.w. | 七月 8, 2005

Connections

Being encouraged by a nice reader across the ocean, I put on one more picture of my love in this trip in Antwerp.

There are so many things happening these days here. We, especially I, need lots of time to digest and get a clue of the “meaning" of it. It may not important to others, but it’s the way I have to face the world. I need to develop my own explanation towards, hmm, almost everything.

I guess that’s the reason I don’t want to be pushed, rushed, or hushed. I could take some pressures but please let me walk in my own paste. So I am quite amazed by how Brits could handle things happening these days. Emotional rollercoaster, collectively.

Or they have been all experienced them, discussed about similar incidents, practiced and being familiar with them through their life. Yeah, you can get whatever rational, decent, nice eloquent and knowledgeble information at your hands here. Even their choices of words are different. Atrocity, perpetrator, solidarity…For a foreigner I have to check up to confirm their meanings to read the news. But maybe one thing is still the same: connections. It’s a such small place. People tend to work very intimatlly then influence each other. I came across this yesterday. I always imagined they maybe have a different working pattern to create a large scale spectacle like Live 8 concert. No. It’s as simple as two friends sitting at home talking about what they feel towards an incident, then a person suddenly think of one of their common friends. They are Bono, Richard Curtis, and Bob Geldolf. The set would be Richard Curtis’ 3 million pounds Notting Hill townhouse.

I really appreciate this article to point out some insider secrets (not a secret for local PR and media) for us. They are who’s Richard’s partner’s brother’s wife? Who’s the wife’s father? Sounds completely ridiculous and totally gossip to say this way. But, c’mon, we all know the best way to build up a strong relationship is through personal, very personal, private, and very very private connections. People drink beer with you listening to your emotional craps usually is the person you would seek for help and ask for opinions from time to time. And it’s called social circle. We all live in the same geographical place, but our circle couldn’t be overlapped with, say, Brad Pitt.🙂


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