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“Mr. Prepper”-illustration by Angela Zafiris

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”Benjamin Franklin.



Dooms day ‘preppers’ worldwide can be heard saying ‘I told you so!’

I heard some predictions that this year would be the year that we will be grappling with fear and it shockingly came true. Fear and panic is the wrong way to deal with this crisis. It can weaken your immune system and make you  more vulnerable to illness. It can reek havoc in society.  I hope that the world can get through this crisis in the most humane way possible.

“Since the accuracy rate for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy so far has been 100%, we can be confident that it will continue to be so. No other religion in the world has such confirming evidence to inspire its faith.”
Tim LaHaye, Are We Living in the End Times?

A Little Street Protest





protest3Very commonly in Athens, whilst taking a stroll, you will come across a large angry crowd with signs, shouting and heading in your direction. Fortunately for me, this was a tiny and non-violent protest by a political party. The protest took place outside of the Bank of Greece.

No harm no foul just another photo op for  me 😉

Πολύ συχνά στην Αθήνα, ενω κανοντας μια βόλτα, θα συναντήσετε ένα μεγάλο εξαγριωμένο πλήθος με πινακίδες να φωνάζουν προς στην κατεύθυνσή σας. Ευτυχώς για μένα, αυτή ήταν μια μικρη, και μη βίαιη διαμαρτυρία από ένα πολιτικό κόμμα. Η διαμαρτυρία πραγματοποιήθηκε έξω από την Τράπεζα της ΕλλάδαΚαμία ζημιά δεν φάουλ απλώς μια άλλη φωτογραφική ευκαιρία για μένα.

Between Two Evils/Αναμεσα σε δυο δεινα


‘Scylla and Charybdis’ Collage art on canvas by Angela Zafiris

I decided to republish my collage as I feel that it reminds me of the difficult situation in Greece right now. I feel that we had to choose between Scylla and Charybdis in the referendum , two terrible things.  Scylla and Charybdis were the names of the sea monsters in greek mythology, They sank ships and drowned sailors travelling through the narrow strait. These ships had to choose, when travelling through the strait, whether to get sucked into a whirl pool or get hit by a rock. There would be fatalities either way. The idioms ‘a rock and a hard place’,  ‘the devil and the deep blue sea’ and ‘between two evils’ all stem form this myth. This is what I feel about the vote whether it is a ‘yes’ Nai or a ‘no’ Oxi,  it will still be a very difficult road ahead for us…

Αποφάσισα να ξανά δημοσιεύσω το κολάζ μου. καθώς νιώθω ότι μου θυμίζει τη δύσκολη κατάσταση στην Ελλάδα αυτή τη στιγμή. Πιστεύω ότι είχαμε να επιλέξουμε μεταξύ Σκύλλας και Χάρυβδης στο δημοψήφισμα, δύο φοβερά πράγματα. Σκύλλα και η Χάρυβδη ήταν τα ονόματα που ειχαν τα θαλάσσια τέρατα στην ελληνική μυθολογία. Βυθίστηκαν πλοία και πνίγηκαν ναυτικούς που ταξιδεύαν μέσα από το στενό πορθμό. Αυτά τα πλοία έπρεπε να επιλέξουν, όταν ταξιδεύουν μέσω αυτού του πορθμό, αν θα παρασύρονται σε μια ρουφήχτρα ή να πληγούν από ένα βράχο. Θα υπάρχει θάνατοι είτε έτσι είτε αλλιώς. Ta ιδιώματα, ‘ο διάβολος και η καταγάλανη θάλασσα’ και ‘ανάμεσα σε δύο κακά’ όλα  προέρχονται από αυτός ο μύθος. Αυτό είναι αυτό που αισθάνομαι για την ψηφοφορία αν πρόκειται για ένα «ναι» ή ένα «όχι», θα συνεχίσoυμε να εχουμε ένα πολύ δύσκολο δρόμο μπροστά μας ..

Global Crisis/Παγκοσμια Κριση

In the time of the ancient Greek Physician Hippocrates the Greek word ‘crisis’ (Gk.  Κριση) meant ‘a turning point in a disease’. This turning point can either lead to recovery or death.  Nowadays the word crisis means a crucial stage or an unstable period either in one’s personal life or in politics and economics. Many countries all over the world are at a turning point of a disease, the disease being greed. Corporations have exhausted the resources in our environment and left irreversible damages on the environment ex. the oil spill in the  Gulf of Mexico. People are losing their jobs at an alarming rate, and few people can look to the future with a smile on their face. This is the time when people have to stop to think about the future and to think abou the damage that was done, not only to society but to ourselves. People are suffering, we all know that, but not very many will recover. Those who are fortunate enough to  recover will venture into a stable phase; alot stronger and more prosperous than before.

‘If you have a crisis, whether on a ship or wherever, there are heroes who rise above it.’
American Director Jerry Bruckheimer