Gold Book Reactions
Portal_Participants write about their experiences in gold pen in our gold books. We have thousands of pages of short essays that we will post over the coming months. For now, here is a small sampling of what Portalers wrote:
"The Portal is a gift of presence, connection and oneness."
"I will be thinking about my conversation for a long time"
"Profoundly beautiful...exactly what social media technology should be used for."
"Mind blowing.... You are opening your soul and your thoughts to another human being."
"A purer experience"
"We saw a lot of killing in front of us in Mosul, but now we have a better life in the camp. I hope to come here every day and see my lovely friends in the Portal."
"The Portal worked perfectly, like magic."
"I am grinning. Overjoyed and inspired."
"Unimaginable and incredible"
"Intimate – awkward – human – blessed."
"Best birthday present I could get."
"Can you please make portal all over the world!"
"I wish this was compulsory education in high schools."
"It is an exquisite and unforgettable experience!"
"Getting to know him briefly has been a highlight of my life."
"We laughed from our hearts, because we connected."
"It has been such a gift to be witness to a growing, maturing, loving way of being in this young world."
"I am forever grateful for this opportunity."
"It was amazing to see how similar he was to me in his goals for himself, his awareness of the issues in society, and his hobbies."
"Here’s one step closer to a more unified, tight knit, loving world and human race."
"It was so beautiful to feel that human connection can go far and beyond boundaries of countries."
"It's a beautiful moment when technology transports you to foreign and forbidden lands."
""What a great way to feel connected to the people you hear about in the news everyday."
"Very excited to learn that women in Gaza are taking up technology careers"
"Meet a “G” called Lewis Lee who loved my hip hop music."
"I spoke to a man who was a refugee from Congo now living in Rwanda."