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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Today

 Today

Today I will wake up and sing in the shower.
I will dance and get dressed in pink.
I will taste my coffee drop by drop and
name each drop in a funny way, so I’ll laugh.

Today I will ignore the traffic on my way to work.
I will not look grumpy at the man stepping
on my feet, inside the bus full of people.
I will not let work to exhaust me, not today.

Today I will give all the money in my wallet
to the poor person with wide open hands,
begging for few coins to buy a bread.
I will help the old lady with bags to cross the street.

Today I will write about kisses warming my heart,
like the sun warms the sand on the beach during summer.
I will think about white roses, cheesecake
and hot nights with lights in blue around.

Today I will not care that I forgot
my umbrella at home, when outside is raining.
I will let my dreams about love and romance
to be tied to a kite and fly freely into the sky.

Today I will smile and live with excitement, with pleasure,
because today is the day to see you again.

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Image by Melissa Alicia

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© 2011  Broken Sparkles

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