It started off in Japan where we had our first adventure together that wasn't our own home places, so that was very exciting for us. But I (Bart) think I remember it the most as my child's dream that finally came true. Not to forget that on top of it all we went to Universal Studios Japan and had the time of our lives at the Harry Potter World and rode on the most amazing attractions.
Next came a milestone for Conversations of Us, which is the very first Your Letters Live Project in Singapore on where we have gathered stories and even met people from all walks of life. Singapore Art Book Fair definitely made our time in Singapore a more fruitful one, it was just amazing to see that this project that we started online is already happening right in front of our eyes.
Hooray for the one year of Conversations of Us! And with that celebration came our contest to win the very first Conversations Inside A Box. We received so many wonderful, inspiring, and heartbreaking letters, and even artworks and photographs that gave us a difficult time in choosing the winner. But behind all the entries there was one that we saw fit to call a winner and it's Tricia's entry, which you may read here: Tiny Eyes, Big World.
So from us again, thank you all for giving us a great year of conversations.
The second Your Letters Live Project happened in the Philippines, it may not be as big and successful as our Singapore stop, but it was just so beautiful to meet some of our subscribers. With this stop, we've realised a lot of things and one of those is that there will always be a different interpretation of what we're doing, there are shallow ones and there are those who truly understand us better.
Yet another unforgettable chapter in Eena's own "adventure book" came as she explored a portion of Australia, in here she came up with the brilliant concept of the Somehow Antipode Letters.
Top photo: Antipode in Australia; Bottom photo: Antipode in Belgium
For 2 weeks we wrote a letter to each other describing our day, because of the nearly 12-hour time difference that gave us a hard time in speaking with each other. So yes, for me, each letter made me feel like I was a part of Eena's journey for a moment in the day, and I (Bart) could only hope that she felt the same way. Next time, Australia, we wish to be both there together.
This month became one of the most special ones in the life of Conversations of Us, it was indeed a great year-ender, because our biggest live project to date happened this December. Convos of Books opened our site for greater possibilities in connecting strangers with each other. The participants and collaborators made us see that it is still possible to share some love of mystery and anonymity with each other. We wish to do this again soon, but in a different place.