Catching up

Hello everybody!
Summer is over, with schools and universities having started. Some of my friends have already left for their studying places, and the others I dont see that often either, because they are back on their shedules as well. I myself really need to get started with packing for Germany; it’s less than 2 weeks now, and it still doesn’t feel real to me.
Anyways, I am aware that in the last months I have neglected my blog a little, even though there were a lot of things I wanted to write about here. Of course I can not post it all right now, but I can give you a few glimpses of

What caught my eye this summer:

  • The first ladybird of the year. I was walking home from school when I saw the little red bug. It was a wonderful day, so after putting my bag down, I grabbed my camera and went out to capture the beginning of the warmer season.

  • The single spark that falls from a lit cigarette, in the middle of the crowd in the middle of some club, driftss towards the floor and disappears in a matter of seconds. 
  • People. In the last months I began paying a little more attention to the people around me, in shops or in the streets etc. The tiny earring in a waitors ear, the serious expression on the faces of people walking by, impressive styles and haircuts. They all mix up into a big blurr of city life…

 

  • The joy of having kittens in your garden; their shyness and curiosity and how lovely it is to watch them play with each other or sleep together and how attached they always are to their mommy :)

 

  • The striking resemblance between my best friend and one of his best friends, whether they are together or not. The way they talk, their facial expressions, so many littlee things. It is really funny, they could be like one person sometimes.

 

Then there is one last thing that caught my eye, and that I find really worth mentioning. I am talking about my room, the place where I sleep and rest and study and where I spend a whole lot of time every day. Of coursee you would think, how can her own room be such an impressive thing that she makes it an eyecatcher, and of course you are right. But I am not talking about the inside of my room, but the outside. 

This is how my room, looks from the outside, the part of my privatee little world you’ll see if you happen to walk by it. The funny thing is, that when I took this picture, I flt like I was really seeing my window for the first time…

I am so gonna miss my room. Hopefully I can make the placee I’ll be living soon is just as pretty and cozy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywVRaEvK24k
=^.^= Koneko.

 

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Someday they’ll come

This is a song I heard today, on memorial day for all schools*. I just loved it. Not only does it have very true, sad and touching lyrics. But I also first heard it sung by Nektaria, one of my schoolmates. Nektaria has the most beautiful and full-of-soul voice (I believe she will be really big someday). Listening to her always makes my whole body shiver – but this song was even more special! I liked her version much much more than the mans voice in the video (though it’s nice too), but sadly I can’t share it with you…

*I should probably tell you what this day is: on November 17th in 1973, we celebrate the demonstration of the Politexnio, a very prestigious university in Athens. It was drowned in blood, but I admit (I say admit, because usually I believe that the Greeks overdo it with their supposed heroism in past times) it was a remarkable thing to do against the dictatorship that they had back then.

Imagine thousands of people gathering on the streets, singing, shouting, protessting peacefully, while the air is thick with smoke and poisonous gassses. As hard as I try, as hard as I wish I could, I am not able to imagine something similar happen these days – at leasst not in Greece.  For something like this to happen, it takes people who think, who care. Who love their country. Who are willing to change something , to make sacrifices in order to achieve a better tomorrow.

What is left of that spirit today?  What?! As sad as it makes me to think of those lives lost because of stupid and pointless political games. It makes me even more sad to think, that if we had a dictatorship upon us right now, nobody would do anything against it.

Wrong. People would react. They would use guns and burn things down and achieve nothing. Instead everything would be worse, because there would be even more violence and even less being united!

I don’t know how it could happen or who is to blame, but it’s tragic, what society has become.

=^.^= Koneko.

What caught my eye today: it is so amusing when people on the bus wait, finger on the button, for the exact! right moment to press ste stop signal – I do it too :D