Relationship and Destiny

The driving force of my life has always been my relationship to relationship. Perhaps this is the arena , more than any other in my life, including my work,in which I have invested the most energy, shown the most commitment to and which has taught me the most about myself and human nature. People often say I am wise and if indeed I am wise, I have become so thru my interaction with people, thru my willingness to jump into the deep end of other personalities. When I was 22 living on the island of Formentera in Spain, before it became the party island it is now, although to be honest it was always a party island in the summers. It was on Formentera that the now ubiquitous Full Moon Parties first occurred. 30,40 people playing drums,improvisationally singing and dancing and another 40 sitting around smoking hash and/or tripping or both, but those parties were for a very specific kind of person then,seekers not just kids on spring break. Formentera in the 1970’s attracted people who were able to be in an unmapped territory,say opposed to Ibiza, which was then as now , very much a scene. The first morning I arrived in Ibiza on the overnight ferry from Barcelona, the first person I saw was a scenester from NY and I hid behind a palm tree so he wouldn’t see me and I took the first ferry to Formentera without even entering Ibiza. The first person who mentioned Formentera to me was Sandy Sawyer, then the girlfriend of my friend Richard Hannemann. Sandy showed up at Max’s Kansas City one night and said she was there to give me a message from Richard. Then she said just three words to me “Come to Formentera”. Sandy didn’t tell me where…

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