During a historic ceremony in Athens, the leaders of 10 countries signed treaties today to join the European Union. [NyTimes]
For most of the world this is probably nothing more than "just another international news". Growing up for the last 32 years a few hundred meters away from a quickly vanishing border (the one with Solvenia, in my case) makes things a little different. Very soon there will be almost no border. Even if each country will maintain its own languages, traditions and identities, we will all belong to the same family. And it's a peaceful process.
For most of my life I've lived within walking distance from a border. First Yugoslavia, then Slovenia. Crossing the border has always been easy, but soon it will be much easier. It's quite a strange feeling.