A couple of posts ago, I was claiming how I couldn’t wait to return ‘home.’ I cited bad grey weather in the UK over Christmas – not only that, but rain too.
Well, sometimes there’s a “grass is always greener” syndrome…ie: I would get back to Greece/Athens and then think “Wait! I wish I was back in the UK!” Invariably this would be prompted because of a:
2) people shouting at each other in the trolley
or really, let’s face it in these times – just about anything!
No, I can honestly say I am on the greener side of the grass (for the moment, let’s not jinx myself). The above IS happening, and with increasing frequency, especially number 2 – but within 24 hrs of my arrival back ‘home’ I had had a LUSH home cooked meal with my 2 friends, coffee with another and borne witness to a HUGE row on the trolley bus – more menacing than usual and nearly ending in fisticuffs.
I feel for what’s happening here – I really do. I just wonder how long we’re all supposed to cope like this. But at the same time, there’s that weird juxtaposition in me that loves the people here, how ready individuals are to open themselves up, open their homes up. Remember, I always did say it was Greece as a WHOLE that was an issue, not Greeks individually.
Love you Greece – may you never loose you spirit, no matter HOW hard ‘they’re’ trying to break it.