When the world needs us to sit together, listen and connect
We have the choice
Circles – We have a Choice has grown out of a voluntary citizens’ initiative by Kristin Verellen – who lost her life partner in the attacks of Maelbeek on 22 March 2016 – and a circle of friends. In a world where intransigence, polarization, extremism, blind violence and terror lead to traumatizing situations, we want to build a culture of inclusive togetherness inclusion and dialogue.
Waar blijf ik met dat licht van mij? (Who am I without light, edited by Lannoo), a book with photography by Johan Van Steen and poems by Kristin Verellen, is a tribute to love, the fragile beauty of life and the deeper connection between people.
“Thank you for this space to think about our love, our loss and all that we share… It was a moment to come down from our busy-ness, to allow ourselves time and space to reflect and feel, and to share both laughter and tears…. Suzy”
“I treasure these moments of stillness together in the circles. I feel connected with myself, with the others, with the world. I can welcome the emotions, stories and reflections that we share in the group, through silence and through words. I return home with more clarity. Dorothy”