Sunday, December 7, 2008

Forbindelser.... Connections

Har du hørt udtryket "seks grader af separation"? Det mener at vi er alle forbundet til hinanden igennem hinanden. For eksempel, hvis jeg kender dig, og du kender en 2. kvinde som kender en 3. kvinder som kender en 4. kvinde som kender en 5. kvinde , er det MEGET MULIGT at den 5. kvinde og jeg kender hinanden!! Du kan se at verdenen er fyldt med forholder og forbindelser hvis du ser ud over dine egen nærmeste venner. Facebook har viste denne til os så det forbinder mennesker i hele verden og jeg indser denne mere og mere, nu at jeg bor i andet land.

Have you heard the term "six degrees of separation"? It means that we are all connected to each other through each other. For example if I know you and you know a 2nd woman who knows a 3rd woman who knows a 4th woman who knows a 5th woman, it is HIGHLY LIKELY that the 5th woman and I know each other!! You can see that the world is filled with relationships and connections if you are willing to look beyond your own inner circle. Facebook har shown this to us as it connects people all over the world and I realize this more and more now that I live in another country.

I fredags havde jeg en speciel erfaring hos min god veninde Marta. (Hun og jeg går i sprogskole sammen og har blevet rigtige gode veninder!) Tretten mennesker mødes sammen omkring et spisebord i fredags med kun en ting til fælles.... Marta. Når du forbinder tretten mennesker fra forskellige dele af verdenen, tre forskellige sprog og mange forskellige baggrunde med rigtig god samtaler, lækkert mad, og et hyggeligt spisebord, får du en dejlig international aften! Jeg synes at Marta var meget modig at have en fest hvor hun har inviteret venner som ikke kender hinanden og som taler 3 forskellige sprog---engelsk, dansk og Ukrainsk, men jeg er så glad for at hun gjorde! Jeg spiste aftensmad med 12 andre mennesker .... og jeg kendte kun 3 af dem før jeg kom. Alle havde to ting til fælles.... Alle bor i Danmark nu og alle har et forhold til Marta, men den mest interessant ting er: Marta kendte ingen af dem før hun flyttede til Danmark fra Ukraine med hendes danske mand, Ole. Tak Marta for en dejlig aften.... og for vores egen personlige "6 grader af separation"!


On Friday I had a special experience at the home of my good friend, Marta (She and I go to the language school together and have become really great friends!) Thirteen people came together around a dinnertable on Friday night with only one thing in common...Marta. When you combine thirteen people from different parts of the world, three different languages and very different backgrounds with good conversation, delicious food, and a cozy dinner table, you get a wonderful international night! I think that Marta was very brave to have a dinnerparty where she has invited friends who did not know each other and who spoke three different languages--English, Danish and Ukranian--- but I am so glad that she did! I ate dinner with 12 other people... I only knew three of them before I came. Everyone had two things in common... We all live in Denmark now and we all have a relationship with Marta, but the most interesting thing is: Marta did not know any of them before she moved to Denmark from the Ukraine with her Danish husband, Ole. Thanks, Marta, for a wonderful night and for our own personal "six degrees of separation"!

















5 comments:

American in Norway said...

FUN! Looks like you had a great time... maybe I ought to go back to school... those were the good ol' days... Think we may be going to CPH next weekend...

Amy said...

Experienced evenings like this with the American club I was in up in Molde. The only thing we had in common was we were American and living in Norway but we had some very nice evenings. I think the best about living overseas is you open up to the idea that we (Americans) don't know it all and we don't have the upper hand on everything...that we can learn from our international friends and learn a lot!!!

Stephen J McGinnis said...

nice white suit.... but i thought you should not sport white when its cold... may be thats only in america...

Mads and Kelli said...

yes, Stephen..that is an American thing!

LadyFi said...

Oh - I just love these kinds of get-togethers!

And I can highly recommend the film with Stockard Channing that is called: Six Degrees of Separation!