Oh, and I couldn't have forgotten sweet Nina who was always keeping track of
me when I was not where I was supposed to be! Nina, you're great!
On 3/26/07, Carla arena <carlaarena@...> wrote:
> Dear Teresa,
> I guess you summarized it all, although it's not possible to really
> translate into words those special moments together. Even those who were not
> physically there were with us in the conversations, hugs and kisses. The
> last night together nobody wanted to leave. Erika and I got to the hotel at
> 2 in the morning. Nobody wanted to miss a thing. The get-together was just
> the confirmation of a real community of practice, and Chris Johnson can
> certainly tell you all about practice, huh, Chris?!
> Everyone felt so much at ease. We found out very special talents in
> different areas, more than we could ever dream of...Hurricane Jane Petring
> can do some stretching crazy stuff with a broom stick, can play the
> drums...Amazing! Rita, Dafne, Teresa, the latin souls were just like they
> were supposed to be with their passionate ways of talking, hugging, kissing!
> Vance is such a special Webhead. Vance, I loved having coffee with you and
> thanks a million for starting all that. TESOL is just a different conference
> to attend as we know we'll get the chance to meet great people who share so
> much in common.
> Chris Johnson is sooo nice and smiley. I could keep talking about
> Brazilian music for hours with him! You'd see Moira at a distance with her
> fashionable glasses on! I think I should get new ones...John Hibbs is one of
> a kind. He's inquisitive, perceptive. I could spend many nights at a Chinese
> restaurant talking to him, too! Paula, Patricia, Veronica, all smiley and
> happy, fun girls to be with! I also loved to be again with Christine, and
> meeting Elizabeth and Aiden f2f was certainly thrilling! With Bee and Teresa
> we'd start speaking Portuguese, then switch to English, then back to
> Portuguese when we got toooo emotional and excited! Wait to listen to Tere's
> podcast produce at Cutter's. Ibrahim is so young and had those sparkling
> eyes of excitement! I loved to meet again Susan Gaer.
> Dennis, the tulips were a very special present and presence!
> For you who were not there, start planning for the next! The Webheads are
> fantastic to be online, but this community is a blast when we are together,
> face-to-face! And you know what? I attended presentations there, but just to
> confirm that you are the ones who are sharing, caring and innovating in the
> I'm still sitting in the airport on my way home, and I can still feel the
> vivid, real, fun moments we shared together! Life will never be the same,
> the connections neither. They will be even stronger, ties that go beyond the
> Thanks you all for making this experience one that will be always a live
> remembrance of human touch, one that will remind me of the right choices I
> I'll upload the photos soon to our blog.
> On 3/26/07, Teresa Almeida d'Eca <tmvaz@...> wrote:
> > Dearest Seattle and not-in-Seattle Webheads,
> > I arrived home safely yesterday evening after two great flights. The
> > adrenaline was and is still in me, and will be for many days to come, so I
> > only dozed off for about two hours on the 9-hour flight to London. However,
> > I slept about 11 hours last night and recovered quite well.
> > The Seatlle experience is very hard to describe, so for now I will just
> > say that a very strong "human touch" was present in every Webheads
> > get-together and there was one every evening till late from Tuesday to
> > Friday. The warmth among us all was felt by each one of us. The pictures
> > will give you a great "picture", because it's very hard to describe what was
> > experienced so intensely by us all: Anna Korey, Bee, Carla Arena, Chris
> > Johnson, Daf, Dave Winet, Erika Cruvinel, Jane Petring, John Hibbs, Leanne,
> > Moira, Nina Liakos, Paula Emmert, Rita and Vance, an inseparable community.
> > I'll try to upload pictures tomorrow.
> > We also met Aiden, Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Elizabeth Hanson-Smith,
> > Patricia Goglowski, Tom Robb, Veronica Baig and a few others.
> > I will never ever forget this very very "special" get-together that by
> > far exceeded all my wildest dreams! As I was telling Joao on the way from
> > the airport yesterday, I've never hugged so tight and given so many kisses
> > to so many people in 5 days. It felt so gooood. I even had my back scratched
> > on several occasions on Friday evening at the Elephant & Castle Pub - what
> > great fun and F.U.N we had!!! - as a gesture of "endearment" (since it's
> > not "term" of endearment) by Paula Emmert. I loved it! :-)
> > BTW, we missed all those of you who couldn't make it!
> > More will follow in the next few days. I need a good night's sleep now
> > (after so many almost sleepless nights in Seattle), because I have an early
> > meeting at school tomorroe.
> > Warm and tight hugs and lots of beijinhos to all, Teresa
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