Valentina: Her first revolution of the sun
Today marks the beginning of my 24th revolution around our great star. Born when the binary stars of Cancer in M44, the Beehive Cluster, were in the sky, in a the capital city of Colombia. The revolution past was one of the most tumultuous; the most powerful and yet the most rewarding. I’ve never grown more.
First up: massive shout out to this particular context – the digital one – massive thank you to every who supported my recent move to Weber Shandwick, to Hannah, Andy, Scoto and the rest at Switched On Media for a foundation second to absoloutely none (and for putting up with me). The mentors in my life: Scooter, Gavin, Ian, Mark, Scott and Katie.
As promised at FastBreak’s Are You Alone? forum today I’m also launching my Adopted From Colombia project – where I’m encouraging all children adopted from Colombia to share their stories, as well as the parents of adopted children, or the parents who have adopted-out children.
This is just the beginning, and a story, resource and piece I hope to build with many from around the world. If you, or someone you know, would like to be involved: I invite you to share your story.
23 Revolutions Of The Sun
Twenty-three revolutions of our star
And I’m less afraid, a little less far
From the distant cloud of stellar nursery
Its brilliant colour still blinding me
Everything is always beginning
A new symphony is always singing
As everything we know is ever ending
We are ever changing and ever bending
It is forever year zero