Fairytale in the woods

“But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.” ― Stephen King, ‘Salem’s Lot

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After a lovely trip, I’m back to a 48 hours strike in Athens, but the images I’ve gathered in Bulgaria are keeping my good mood and the smile on my face! Hi everyone, how have you been?

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Fairytale in the woods

Roudozem town

Yellow maple

Mountain delight

Kichika hills

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© 2012 Broken Sparkles

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Innocence

“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can.

The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”

Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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Innocence

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© 2012  Broken Sparkles

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Athens today- the new normal …

“If you’re listening to this, congratulations! You survived Doomsday. I’d like to apologize straightaway for any inconvenience the end of the world may have caused you. The earthquakes, rebellions, riots, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, and of course the giant snake who swallowed the sun—I’m afraid most of that was our fault…” ~ Rick Riordan, The Serpent’s Shadow

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The following it seems to be the new normal day in Athens … I’m not rejecting the right to anyone to complain, demonstrate, express pain and dismay, but I’m kind of fed up, for the simple reason that none of those demonstrations can change anything when it comes to the situation in the country, they just change the life of people like me, turning it into an unpleasant cascade of events, stopping the normal course of the day …

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People …

More people …

Even more, coming out of every corner and street …

And flags …

And drums … of course!

Streets like Akademias absolutely empty …

And Greek flags everywhere …

… and thank God for the dear Police

… and for the rubbish, everywhere!!!

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… because that’s all left on the end! Just rubbish! But, looking at the brighter side of life, at least I had a coffee in my favorite coffee shop, feeling protected more than ever, because the Police had coffee there too :) Have a great day/ night everyone!

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The coffee of the day is pretty much French …

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© 2012  Broken Sparkles

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