Liene (Latvia)

My first IMWe was in 2006 and I really didn’t know what to expect. To be honest, I was not sure if want to go there (more like "I was sure I did not want to”), but with the magical force she has, my sister Madara (left one on the photo) talked me into this.

 

The brightest impression of the event was the welcoming feeling of it. I really haven’t felt anything like that before - people just coming up to me and just being nice, helpful and friendly. The week was so full of emotions, that at some points I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time.

 

At the end of the week it felt like the world has come to an end and it will never be the same again. But now I know - nothing is over! We’ll meet again! But until we do, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.“

Photo: IMWe 2009, theme: Intrigue at the Opera