Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I feel I need to say something...

Taking the opportunity given by Sonya's post about Greece and my long absence from blogging, I wanted to say a warm thank you to all the people who have been interested in the situation of Greece and the problems the Greek people is coping with, and even try to read between the lines and understand the real issues that we are facing...
Greek people is indeed fighting for its survival and dignity in a hostile environment! We have no control of our lives anymore and  those responsible for our dead-end situation are well protected while we are been attacked!...

I am deeply influenced by this situation, with mood swings reaching from depression to rage and back again, therefore my miniatures safehouse is not that safe anymore...
I am watching you and your projects, though in silence, and I hope I'll be able to find my inspiration soon enough to join you!

Thank you for you thoughts and solidarity!

A big kiss
Anthoula

31 comments:

  1. Anthoula, I wish you and your loved ones all the best. My thoughts are with you!
    Big hug, Lara

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  2. Anthoula dear, I think of you often, especially every time I hear talk about the situation in Greece... Here in Italy the situation is not so critical, but if we continue at this rate we'll get there, because we too are ruled by thieves, corrupt fixers, and bankers!
    I myself am out of work for three years now ...
    I am sending you a close and supportive hug, you're always in my heart and I am sure that your positivity will help you overcome this difficult time :-)
    Mini hugs, Flora

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  3. Anthoula dear, courage, even here in Italy the situation is likely to collapse, so we know how you feel, beyond the sea ... we are brothers, the same race, and unfortunately, we are ruled by corrupt people who see their portfolios always full, while our pockets are increasingly empty.
    in Italy there are many people who do not have enough money to finish the month. and many young people and families out of work!
    I am close to my heart, and hope that soon the situation will improve.
    big hugs from the other side! :))
    Caterina

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  4. Dear Anthoula, I cannot help much to what Flora and Caterina said.
    Same race, same face we say of Greece and Italy and same governements too.
    I often think of Greece because I'm waiting for the riots to begin here as well.
    People are fed up of how things go and it wont take long before something explode and I am afraid that something really bad will happen.
    I am lucky, I have a job, my partner as well, my Dad still gets his pension but how long this will last ?
    I'll keep following newspapers , mostly foreigners , Italians ones tent to "forget" aka censor what truly happens, and I shall think of you even more. Mini hugs Rosanna

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  5. Mi solidaridad contigo y con todo el pueblo griego. No os mereceis estar pasando por esta situación, es duro para todos y en especial para vosotros.
    Mucho ánimo, ya se te echaba mucho de menos.
    Besos, Narán

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  6. Deseo que esta penosa dituación pase pronto,aquí en España la situación es mejor que allí pero aquí muchas personas están perdiendo su trabajo y sin un medio de vida la gente se está poniendo nerviosa,un saludo cariñoso.

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  7. Anthoula, you are a very gifted miniaturist and I hope that you will overcome the trials and tribulations to get back to doing what you used to love and what you are really wonderful at. Hang in there!

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  8. What an awful time it must be for your country. :(

    Be brave and strong!

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  9. I understand how you must feel, the situation of Greece is so dramatic and so worrying. I also understand your feeling of rage and depression.
    It is frustrating because you and I, I mean "ordinary" people can't do a thing except try to cope even if we are not responsible.
    Good luck!
    Geneviève

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  10. This is so good to hear from you, Anthoula! Everytime Greece is mentioned on TV I am thinking of you and all the Bloggers that live in your beautiful country. I am feeling sorry about what is going on in Greece that is so close to my heart because of all holidays I spent there and all lovely people I met there. I wish your country and you all the best. Hugs

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  11. I feel so sad when I read what you write, and I so understand your rage. Thoses times are so frightening, for Greek people - and not only. I want to believe that solutions will appear, from people with a conscience and a heart, although I know how devastated all the things are.
    I hope you will find some relaxing rest and comforting very soon . You are really talented.

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  12. Thinking of you and wish you all the best, hope you find the rest soon to create again. Creating mini's help me often to forget the real world for a couple of ours.
    Hugs
    Maria

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  13. I dedicate all my sympathy to you and all this wonderful people. I hope that this grave situation to be overcome.
    Hugs

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  14. It is aweful what is going on here... I know exactly how you feel Anthoula, we are all trying to keep our heads above the water surface... what else can we do when we don't have any other options?
    I hope you will feel better soon and that everything turns out well, so you can make your beautiful miniatures again.

    Big hugs from the Peloponnes,
    Jollie

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  15. Anthoula I just read your post and I was so happy to listen from you again.I am Greek too and living in Athens isn't the best thing nowadays.I do though have to tell you this hoping that will give you some courage. I am unemployed for the last year by choice. Because I couldn't stand anymore that my boss was taking advantage of me. Things are really disappointing out there and as the time pass they will get worse. It is in our hands that fear won't get the best of us. It is in our hands that we do not lose hope.It is in our hands that we do not lose at the end our souls.I want to tell you and encourage you not to lose your smile.I know it is really hard but from the bottom of my heart and really honestly I wish that I could make you feel better.Be strong and have faith!
    Creation is still a form of freedom!
    Kisses from Athens.
    Konstantina

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  17. Thank you my lovely ladies!

    @Jollie and @ edo politexnoupoli (who live in Greece and know exactly what I mean...):
    we should keep faith. YES! And hope. YES! But we should also fight for justice!

    My favorite quote this period is borrowed from Ghandi: "Be the change you wish to see"...
    How extremely true!!!

    A big kiss to all...

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  18. i know good things will turn up soon!! be strong!

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  19. Anthoula I tried to find your email address because I wanted to sent you a personal message but I couldn't find it...so forgive me for sending these words here.
    I was really moved from your message. And you just gave me so much joy with your words.Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. I really do mean everything that I am writing to you. I hope too that we could meet and I am looking forward to it!
    Kisses and a big hug!
    Konstantina

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  20. I cannot begin to imagine how horrible it is for you and for those in so many countries facing similar situations. My heart goes out to you and I pray for your safety and for peace for you. You know that there are people all around the world thinking of you and caring about you, and I hope that helps just a little.
    Big hugs
    Sandra (Snippets from my Studio)

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  21. Dear Anthoula, I wish you all the best. You know... in Italy we also have a critical situation. We have now afraid for our job, for our life... so the serenity disappears. We hope that soon we can see the end of this crisis. Courage... I embrace you strong.
    Maria

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  22. Απλά συνεπαρμένη...υπέροχα μικρά θαύματα...Μπράβο!

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  23. Take care my dear. we are living tough times. In Spain too, not good time for people. I think on you

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  24. Ανθούλα, σε ευχαριστούμε για τις επισκέψεις και τα ενθαρυντικά σου λόγια, όταν προέρχονται από έναν άνθρωπο τόσο δημιουργικό όσο εσύ έχουν μεγάλη βαρύτητα! Περιμένουμε τη νέα σου ανάρτηση...Τα κοσμήματα με το φαγητό με ενθουσίασαν.Είναι ότι καλήτερο έχω δει.
    Είσαι πραγματική καλλιτέχνιδα!!!

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  25. Χρονια πολλα με υγεια,αγαπη και αισιοδοξια
    Misirlou & maria (μας λειπεις)

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  26. Happy New Year Anthoula. You have my best wishes that things will improve for you in Greece in 2012. We in Ireland are also experiencing terrible financial hardships. And, as you say, the fat cats are not touched. Sadly it looks as if this economic uncertainty is going to be with us for some years to come. I send you a warm embrace from the other side of Europe. Best wishes, Carol :) x

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  27. I am so sorry for your country right now. I am thinking and praying for you. God bless, Kim

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  28. The news from Greece is getting harder to grasp by the day. For what it's worth; here too, in Holland, the effects are passed down to those with the smallest purse! We've been struggling too as my partner and me also lost our jobs while the boss at the top walked away with 2.5 million. I realize its a small comfort but i understand all who are effected, black, white, young and old... but please... keep your chin high and your heart big and brave!!!!

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  29. Life is what you make of it,the positive things that can be accomplished through sincere work and duty.Don't take life for granted but embrace it and take it one step at a time and enjoy every moment of it even when things seem haywire or at a distance,just continue doing what is right because in the end it has its great rewards.

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