“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge,
That myth is more potent than history.
I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts
That hope always triumphs over experience
That laughter is the only cure for grief
And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
— Robert Fulghum. Storyteller’s Creed.
I remember our team—the ones who composed Electromedia Publications Incorporated back in 1999 till 2002 was really ahead of the game on the Internet.
With that group, we were really crazy of thinking *too* many stuff and true–our only limitation was our imagination. We dreamt of dreams that most of us now are enjoying now.
There was no text poetry back then. There was no YouTube. Not even social networking sites. Media was not much into chronicling ‘success’ or inspiring stories. E-books were not that acceptable back then. And no writing workshops like the ones we offered at PinoyWriters.
Our group, though very small started out with Aileen Santos, Lizza Villanueva, Connie Vivero-Luayon, Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ, Bamm Gabriana, Ollie Cagurangan and then me. I did not mention anymore the rest since I totally lost contact with them or maybe, they’ve chosen a totally different path far from the original version of the team. There are still remnants that are still around and I am still glad that they still imbibed the ‘spirit’ of what we had started eleven years ago.
When all of us (the team) went on separate ways, after we were orphaned, we were adopted by a foundation that according to its founder espouses the same vision, but later on just dragged each one of us down to the pit–I felt sad–that was already the time that we had to say ‘goodbye’.
I still dream that ‘dream’ of us–working together in one common goal. It may not be necessarily as a core group, but maybe supporting each other in one cause. I also hope that the ‘fire’ that started in each one of us has never gone out, but will continue to be reflected in our respective lives, wherever we are and whatever we do at this time.
To EPI and Galing team, I miss them all! 🙂