Month: July 2020

Mati-2 years later..

On the 23rd of July 2018, a catastrophic and deadly fire ripped through the coastal town of Mati. The winds were especially strong that day, and it is the last thing you want when a fire is raging.

The fire would claim 102 innocent lives. For many days after the fire people frantically searched for their missing loved ones.

It was a shocking and dramatic summer that no Greek will ever forget.

May the victims be in peace and justice be served.

My image of the fire taken from my rooftop on that fateful day.

All The Rage/Ολη η οργή

‘All the Rage’ torn paper collage by Angela Zafiris

This year so far has been a year of many battles. From the battle against a deadly virus, to the battle against systemic racism. Humans are in a constant never-ending battle. With so many technological advancements and accumulation of knowledge many humans are still not evolved and still have the same prejudices that their ancestors had.

The black community worldwide has every right to feel angry. They have the right to demand better treatment from people who have authority, and from regular people, in the country that they reside in.

They battle is not over and we can expect to see a lot more outbursts of anger. Nevertheless, people who feel unfairly treated whether they are women, members of the LGBTQ community, or visible minorities should never stop fighting for a better future.

The flames of passionate anger that can bring change should never extinguish. Not until humans are finally cleansed of their intolerance and prejudice.

Microcosm/Μικρόκοσμος

These insects and animals are in their own microcosm they don’t know anything about pandemics, lock downs, financial and political crises, societal shake ups etc. etc.

But, we humans are FULLY aware of everything around us. Are humans the biggest losers on the planet?

I think we are 😉

Αυτά τα έντομα και τα ζώα είναι στο δικό τους μικρόκοσμο που δεν γνωρίζουν τίποτα για πανδημίες, λοκ νταουν, οικονομικές και πολιτικές κρίσεις, κοινωνικές αναταραχές κ.λπ. κ.λπ.

Όμως, εμείς οι άνθρωποι γνωρίζουμε ΠΛΗΡΩΣ τα πάντα γύρω μας. Είναι οι άνθρωποι οι μεγαλύτεροι χαμένοι στον πλανήτη;

Νομίζω ότι είμαστε;)