The Genesis of X10A

The name X10A is intimately connected with my earliest childhood memories. When I was 6, my grandfather drew a rebus in my “poëzie” book, adding the inscription “for X-tina”. I instantly fell in love with my new name. It had an enigmatic, mysterious quality to it. A puzzle as yet unsolved. Alas, the sisters of the Holy Heart Institute took a different view and closed the book on that mystery. Until Jean-Luc, my first employer, reopened it with a memo left on my desk addressed to “X-tina”. Creative input from friends Eric and André – recorded on a napkin at a Brussels restaurant – gave my enigmatic name a more contemporary form: X10A.

X10A. A name deeply rooted in my identity.

Thanks, Bompa, Jean-Luc, Eric and André.

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