8 :10 AM, June 2nd in New Delhi, we take our last flight for Paris. All these images of our last 14 months spent around the world stay in our mind. We won’t sum up everything in this newsletter so much there are things to say, but they will stay in our mind for ever. We take with us a little bit of everywhere, each encounter, each adventure, like a magical potion against passivity and materialism.
On our Boeing, we pass above see, mountains. Our Alpes look like Himalaya from here, the “Seine” like Amazonia. “Same same but different” like everyone say. Not exactly the same neither another.
Our feelings look like this sometimes. During our journey, we were scared in the same way in the rafting on Zambezi river, during volcanic eruption in Ecuador or the storm around our plane above Japan. We are astonished in front of sunrise in the desert, in the jungle, of cities, of mountains. We are revolted against inhumanity of Bolivian mines, Ecuadorian prisons, Indian rural areas… We loved almost everything. We were touched by all these women’s stories of the world, not exactly all the same, but not also so different. Despite their life in each country, and their personal story, they elected their main passion. They fulfil it now, confident about their future. Take the risk and fulfil her dream. See the reality of each project, be scared to loose it but try to attempt.
Xaviere, firewoman in New Zealand, told us one day talking about her job: « take the risk, it is risk the death, but not do it, is to be already dead ». We keep this sentence like a credo.
Waiting to tell you about all the events of 81 women, we wish you all to be more alive than never, crazy, faithful to your proper sense of happiness. No matter if it matches with what the world wait for you. Do what you aspire, happiness has not fixed address neither fixed context. It is here when you decide it. When Violeta, HIV positive and militant in Bolivia or Veronica, in Ecuadorian jail and creator of a school inside the prison talk about their lives, they are passionate. Their envy to live is given to everybody around them. We hope, it will go enough far to create waves of enthusiasm and creation to all of us?
We hope we will see this in our second part of our trip of 81 women in France. We hope to see you soon, but do not hesitate to consult our website which will still be online following our events on www.81women.org