Wednesday, 9/27/17 Barcelona, Spain
Truly, this city is unbelievable. And the conference is blowing my mind! I realize that I have to reconceptualize how I do my work and what I share with my clients. But once again, I am too tired to write it.
This week, as Catalonia protests the Spanish government's attempts to quash a vote on independence, is an exciting time to visit the region. As we ate a sublime al fresco dinner at a lovely local restaurant sitting outside on a corner lit by antique converted gaslights, the locals clanged their pots and pans from 10 to 10:15 pm to protest the Spanish government's control and declaration of illegality of their vote. We joined in with the neighborhood and our fellow diners, tapping our forks on our plates for several minutes. I know the audio recording of that moment will be a vivid reminder of our evening.
One more full day of the conference, then we will move into the main part of town to join the tourist throng in the area of the Plaza Catalunya. But I have enjoyed the suburb, Les Corts, far more than I would have imagined. I never want to return...viva Barcelona!