The Day After/ Η Επόμενη Μέρα

Athens, my beloved city, is trying really hard to get over the pillaging and arson that has been taking place the past five days. I am in shock like everyone else in my country. I lived the beginning of the terrible events up close on Saturday night, but I never thought that it would continue like that. Loved ones of mine, who live in the city centre went through hell. I will be absent for a while from this blog to get my act together. I would like to thank all of you for being so considerate about the situation. I can’t even imagine what images of terror they showed on international channels. But I am sure they are not even close to what happened here.

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Θα απέχω λίγο από αυτό το μπλογκ για να συνέλθω από τα γεγονότα. Τα έζησα από κοντά το Σάββατο, αλλά δεν φανταζόμουν ποτέ πως θα συνεχίζοντας με τέτοια  λύσσα ακόμη και τέσσερις μέρες μετά. Δικοί μου άνθρωποι που ζουν στο κέντρο κινδύνεψαν πολύ. Πονάει η καρδιά μου να βλέπω την καταστροφή. Θα τα πούμε μάλλον από βδομάδα μπας και μπορέσουμε να μπούμε σε εορταστικό κλίμα. Πολύ αμφιβάλλω βέβαια…

11 comments

  1. Take care Johanna and my thoughts are with you. I hope you and your family and friends are all safe and secure and that things will work out more peacefully for your wonderful country very soon. Thinking of you…..

  2. Ioanna, us Greeks in the Diaspora are watching closely and with great concern. I do not condone what’s taking place but I understand it.

    Hopefully a seismic shift (positively) will be occur in society, politics and the economy of Greece.

  3. Ελπίζω οι δικοί σου κι εσύ να είστε όλοι καλά και η μπόρα να μην σας βρηκε στο κέντρο της.

    Καλά μας κουράγια. Από άποψη διάθεσης, με όλα όσα έχουν γίνει τις τελευταίες ημέρες, νιώθω πολύ αρνητικός και απαισιόδοξος.

    Τα φιλιά μου.

  4. Ελπίζω οι δικοί σου κι εσύ να είστε όλοι καλά και η μπόρα να μην σας βρηκε στο κέντρο της.

    Καλά μας κουράγια. Από άποψη διάθεσης, με όλα όσα έχουν γίνει τις τελευταίες ημέρες, νιώθω πολύ αρνητικός και απαισιόδοξος.

    Τα φιλιά μου.

  5. I cannot say that people don’t have the right to speak their minds and let their woes and concerns be heard but it is one thing to do so peacefully and another to do so destructively and without an inkling of concern for what this pillaging and arsen are doing to further harm Greek society. I hope and pray things begin to take a turn for the better and that Greece and it’s people, ALL it’s people, can rise above this.

  6. my thoughts are with you – even as a greek livingin greece, i am far away from where it really took place, despite the destruction that my town also underwent on the monday night after the the day greeks will never forget

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time…I’ve seen bits and piece on the news and I’m sure it has all been quite destructive. Take care Jo and we hope to see you soon.

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