Yana Stancheva, University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

The” Real” European stars are not those you could see on the flag so many people pledge in. Those are some vague representations of what once someone somewhere thought meant something…The “REAL” ones are those who you meet and who “shine” through your days. Those, who you know will help you anytime you need them; those, who will play “katsiki” with you; those, who become so fast your family, that even your real one is sometimes unable to substitute them; those, who you could call up at 3am just to ask where the next party is; those, who love you, hate you, tease you, hug you, punch you, think about you…Those stars are guiding you through the dark places, warning you when to be careful and when to set your heart free…Those stars are everything but unreachable and far. They are THE PEOPLE you meet when you live up your Erasums… There are no limits, no restrictions, no boundaries…And when it is coming to an end, you may think that they will start fading away like those on the velvet sky when the dawn is breaking- but no- then they start shining brighter because they need to convince the Geography that they will overcome its strictness… And they will create a new world, a new life…

You guys were my stars and will always be!!!

Thank you so very much! I love you and I just KNOW that I will see you again…