Holy Molly! Today — when I’m finally recovering — tomorrow I’ll be in class (demented laughter) — it’s all good news coming in! It’s like the sun coming out everywhere. When you are ill, it feels so horribly gloomy and hopeless! But today, gee… ❤ an activist sibling, Andreas, told me he liked my article on VIP, which brings me hope in regards to it getting somewhere within the pacifist/antimilitarist movement; the magazine (Cuadernos de pedagogía) I thought was not interested in my article in Spanish on how language learning can help people use nonviolent communication wrote back to say they never got it due to technical problems but that they would love to read it; people from Madrid said hello via various devices; two young teachers (from the USA, working in Madrid now) are wanting to join in in our little teachers’ ebook project, Stories from Our Teachers. On the English Language, Lifelong Learning & Our R-evoL.ution (they’ll be getting in touch soon I’m told); the Biblioteca de Mujeres de Madrid wrote to say they’ll be sending Mujer Palabra an update of their catalogues, which is amazing news because they had to donate it to the authorities, who locked the Library up in the Museum of Clothing (! BdM is the most important women’s library in the country, all created out of independent effort — it had to be donated because they couldn’t find space for it!), but at least this means the site is still an independent site people can check out freely; an amazing feminist who was active in underground feminism and out when Franco died has written to say she’ll be working with Mujer Palabra to get her webita out on this independent site; old Blue Gate sisters have also gotten in touch, and I’m hoping we’ll manage to write more for our site on that; and my adorable colleagues at my present school and I are like in a work honeymoon! Plus, in bed I had time to write paper letters to my old friends, telling them about the house!
So tomorrow I’m out again (after a gloomy weekend + 3 in bed), in this lovely town full of trees with aromatic flowers, and with these lovely people who make my life so sweet! 🙂 ❤