23rd of August. 30 years ago.
I was. I was young.
I was with people close to me and people I didn’t even know.
I was hopeful and hoped we would succeed.
I was in euphoria.
I was on the verge of tears and even a few tears of happiness fell down.I was where the hope of freedom blossomed.
With humanity, we defeated the darkness 30 years ago.
To be able to re-create, be proud, be disappointed, trust again. To be free to choose.
To be able to give birth to free children.
To love, to travel, to return or not, to hug, to speak without fear, to read and discuss freely, and, most importantly, to not feel the fear anymore, etc. etc. And to blossom ourselves.
To those, who do not know what means a Baltic way of three Baltic states: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia: people stayed with interconnected hands with each other without any break on the road going through all three states, making a long long live chain of people throughout all three countries. We showed our wish to be free, to be free of the Soviet Union that we hated and wanted to break out. We succeeded. So pity that it requested some blood and deaths of our people, but our children now are growing in free countries.
© Fortune, 2009