Well, the poll seems to have run out of steam, so here’s all that was left. If anyone still wants to leave a question that hasn’t by now, I’ll be checking in on it a couple of more times over the next few days, and if nothing comes in, I’ll call it a wrap. 🙂

filkerdave: Oh, that’s easy. It was at OVFF 2001, but possibly not what you imagine. I had been walking around all weekend in a bit of a daze, mostly because I was coming to grips with the fact that I was actually happy for the first time in so long I didn’t recognize the sensation at first. It was rapidly becoming clear to me that my decision to end the relationship I was in was the right one, though I still had some lingering doubts.

The singular moment, though, was listening to Erica Neely sing her gyspy song, which contained the line “I might survive the loss of you, but not the loss of me.” At that moment, everything crystallized around that one phrase, and I knew that my decision WAS the right one, and the risk I was taking if I didn’t execute it.

There was a certain kiss in a certain back hallway the next day that was pretty momentous too, though. 🙂

rectangularcat: I don’t know. Sense is rarely profound, and most of the time, that’s what I try to impart in advice to people.

keristor African or European?