Twist Collective asked our contributors to tell us the story of the best surprise of their lives. Click on their pictures below for their answers, and for the links to their individual websites.


Stephanie van der Linden

As a mother of 3 lively girls I live in world of many unexpected moments. But there was one moment when I was 7 or 8 years old in the late 70s that I remember especially well. Uwe Natus, a famous German author and puppet artist, visited our school. 300 pupils watched his show with big round eyes and open mouths. When he asked for an assistant - yes - he chose me! Remembering this I still have a feeling of unexpected honor and something like humbleness. I recently looked at his website, and I think he still uses the old puppets.