[ExI] In memoriam

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Fri May 8 22:13:23 UTC 2015

Hi Anders, 
Memories -- I did dance with Sasha at a ExI event.  He was a fun dancer.
I love the song, when sung by Dolly Parton:
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

--------- Original Message --------- Subject: [ExI] In memoriam
From: "Anders Sandberg" <anders at aleph.se>
Date: 5/8/15 2:29 pm
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>

 I got reminded today that it was 15 years since Sasha Chislenko left our community. 
I decided to upload a recent picture of the Tanner Fountain at Harvard in memory of him: https://flic.kr/p/sgD5EY
Whenever I visualize regret, I think of this fountain.
In 1999 I visited Boston, staying with Alexander Chislenko. He took me to the fountain and suggested I'll dance with him in the mist. Shyly I refused, watching him dance among the rocks. I told myself that there would be other opportunities. 
But May 8 2000 he died. I will never get a chance to properly take him up on his offer to celebrate life and spontaneity.
So next time someone offers a dance in a fountain, take the chance. 


Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University_______________________________________________ extropy-chat mailing list extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org http://lists.extropy.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/extropy-chat
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