Sunday, November 15, 2009
1989 - The year that defined today's world
What was going on in your world in 1989? 1989 was the year the Berlin wall came down, the Word Wide Web began, the oil spill of the Exxon Valdez, and the Tienanman Square massacre. I am sure I have neglected to mention other important events. When I read this in Time magazine last night, it brought back memories of 1989 for me. I too felt my world had changed - and not for the better. In May 1989 my ex remarried. He had been my best friend, despite our divorce 3 years before. His remarriage meant the true end of our relationship. One week later, my only brother was killed in an auto accident. I was living in a city I disliked more every day. I was in a relationship that was not going anywhere. I have heard it said that when one door closes, another opens. Twenty years later, I realize the truth of that saying. Toward the end of 1989, I decided I needed to move. I did move in 1990 to a city where I met John, my husband. I also found some new friends and a job I loved. I also found a great therapist there who helped me put myself back together. So, I have some questions of my old and new friends here on Carol's wonderful blog: Is there a year or a time in which your world changed? What was going on in your life in 1989? Did any of us realize the changes the WWW would bring in our lives?