One of the coolest things about being a writer is the work that you do all by yourself behind closer doors goes out into the wider world. And people receive it and it affects them and then every once in a while you get to hear about it.
I don’t know if there’s something in the air or what but this week I’ve had five different people tell me in person how much they love what I write. Wow, that is just so amazing.
I also got this letter today from a reader:
Who are you and where did you come from!
I got on the Internet a while back and found several people from Romania to talk with. I’ve been interested in Romania for a long time but that’s another story. What shocked me wasn’t when they tell me it is a poor country, that the corruption is terrible, that they feel they have no hope for a better future and so on. What shocked me was they all say Romania is basically a shit hole.
So being an American I take some time and research about Romania. I’m shocked at what I find. Romania is one of the most blessed places on earth. Looking from the outside in, Romania (at least to me) looks like a little United States. They have everything they need for what ever they want right there in their own country. I’m talking about resources of course but there’s more.
Romania’s, academically speaking are some of the brightest and most educated people I’ve ran into across the entire world. I’ve talked to people every where from all walks of life. Yet the typical Romania sees her country as a “shit hole.” I’m with you on the “Narrative” story. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Living in America I look at Romania and I’m jealous of it. So many things to be so thankful for and better yet, so many things to do. The things to do that I speak of are of what work there is to do fix what is wrong, build upon new success and then enjoy it with their fellow man. I feel like moving there so I can live a life just so others there can say, “Hey, I want to be like that guy.” Then maybe I could show them how.
I know there are a lot of hurdles to jump there in Romania, but surely educated and working people can figure out how to out smart their own corrupt government. Who ever you are and for what ever reason you write what you do I for one applaud you for it. Keep up the encouraging words. It will begin to catch on. It’s amazing how much can be seen when the light is turned on.
Well I will tell all of you exactly what I told the person who wrote this letter – indeed, moving here is possible. I know more and more foreigners who do it, including people like me who have the free choice of anywhere to live and we choose Romania.
All of us together, both immigrants and native citizens of Romania, together we CAN make this a better country!
O ROMÂNIE FRUMOASA E SARCINA TUTUTOR