Photographs of nature, places and objects that have caught my eye.

Φωτογραφίες απο την φύση, απο τόπους και αντικείμενα που μου χτύπησαν στο μάτι.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easter 2012. Πάσχα 2012.

It is Easter Sunday for the Greek Orthodox people tomorrow. We should be celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the rebirth of nature and hope. We all should be celebrating the beauty of nature. Under normal circumstances. But nothing is normal any more. At least not here. Some have made sure of that. They have moved us back to the middle ages. New, economic occupation has been forced upon the Greek people. During the last few decades, incompetent, corrupt and negligent administration has forced Greece into this economic chaos. The international and european bankers and governments, were aware of what was going on here, but they continued to accept the situation, because that was their plan. To have Greece and its people, always in debt. They wanted everyone dependent in them for life. Now we shall be, for generations to come.
People here, instead of being happy and celebrating tomorrow, will be dependent on others, on charity, for a dish of food. And it not their fault. Decent, working people, had made their plans for the future, they had their home, or had bought one with loans they could afford to pay back as they were all having their jobs and salaries. What do they have now? All family members unemployed, losing their homes, after losing their jobs, no income, no Easter meal for them and their families.
Cries of despair for help are heard everyday. The Church is asking us to bring food for the homeless, for those in need. We are all trying to help as best as we can. We have to sit tight, all united together, in solidarity for the hard times. Because these times are not easy for all of us. We have survived before and we shall overcome these difficulties again. If we are united against the storm.
I wish times were better for everyone. Then I would not mind to show you all how we used to be celebrating these days. How the Greek people used to enjoy the spring, life, celebrate Easter with special traditional meals for the day, singing and dancing.
I know this post should be more cheerful and happy, as the days call. But it is not easy to do so.
Still I think I should have said all this.

PS. The singer at the end of this post is saying : "How can I be silent.."
 Κυριακή του Πάσχα αύριο και μόνο Πασχαλινή διάθεση δεν μπορεί νάχει κανείς. Όλα όσα συμβαίνουν στον τόπο μας, όσα πρόκειται να συμβούν, σε κάνουν να μην έχεις όρεξη για τίποτα.
 Οι μόνοι που δεν έχουν συναίσθηση του τί γίνεται είναι εκείνοι που εξ αιτίας τους υποφέρει και δεν έχει να φάει ο κόσμος.
Οι πολιτικοί μας που ζούν στον κόσμο τους.
Που άρχισαν να στέλνουν μυνηματάκια στα κινητά για να τους θυμηθούμε στις εκλογές που κάνουν για τους εαυτούς των.
Νάναι σίγουροι πως ασφαλώς θα τους θυμηθούμε.
 Όλους μαζί και καθέναν ξεχωριστά.
Εν τω μεταξύ, εμείς ενωμένοι, σαν μια γροθιά, αλληλέγγυοι και συμπάσχοντες μ' εκείνους που έχουν ανάγκη, θα προσπαθήσουμε να ξεπεράσουμε την καταιγίδα που μας έφεραν άλλοι. Που κι εκείνους θα τους θυμόμαστε πάντα.
Νάναι σίγουροι και αυτοί.
Εύχομαι καλό Πάσχα και Καλή Ανάσταση σε όλους.

Υ.Γ. Ν' ακουσουμε λίγο τον Νίκο Ξυλούρη που τραγουδά "Πώς να σωπάσω", στο τέλος της ανάρτησης. Ταιριάζει νομίζω.


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