Photography, Thinking

Oh, these eyes

the dreamer blog

After taking a month off for my summer holidays I am back again. During my holidays I had the opportunity to spend some time with my beloved grandmother, who owns the face on the image. I like it very much to have long conversations with her. See has been through a lot so she has so many stories to say! Born in the ’30s, she has lived the World War II, a civil war, a dictatorship and now she lives the crisis. She has such a strong character. But if you see her beautiful, really beautiful, eyes you can see pain.
Pain you can also see if you look at the refugees’ eyes. The last week the world was shock from the images of little children drawn in the sea. But you know what, do you have to see the pictures to understand? Don’t you know that there is a war down there? Don’t you know who’s fault the war is? Don’t you know that people drown every day in the Mediterranean in the search of a better life for them and a better future for their children?
How did we make this world like this? How did we become so self centered?
You deserve a nice place to live and food to eat and clean water to drink and education and health care and happiness. But so does every person on earth.
I have a dream. That some day no child will have to starve again. That one day there will be no war somewhere on this planet. That some day people will start to ask for values that matter more than money.

Advertisements
Standard
Photography, Thinking

Lately in my mind.

fromarcadia.wordpress.com

Shot yesterday with iPhone 4S

Long time no see, I know. My days lately are a complete mess. While I’m writing this, it’s 3 o’clock (am in case you are wondering), I’m lying on my bed watching my better half sleeping (he’s so perfect!) listening to music (the skints, brit band I can’t stop listening to!!) and unable to sleep due to horrible pain that no painkiller kills (irony, I know!) Last Monday I had one of my wisdom teeth removed in the shake of a beautiful smille. Big regrets!! A week after the pain is driving me crazy. You see I’m such a lucky dude that most of the time every single f***ing time what could go wrong, it will!! Like when I ordered my first Tod’s online and the parcel just got lost somewhere, now there have also been some complications with the mini-operation. So I’m completely transformed into a night owl zombie. Can’t sleep at night because the pain feels unbearable once sun sets and I’m sleepy allllllll day.

Camomile tea is my best friend at the moment and my thoughts my worst enemy. You see, now that I stay up all night my brain is just over working. I have reviewed each decision I made during the last year. Questions like why it is so difficult to sit down and study to graduate eventually, or why haven’t I finished unpacking my stuff yet since it’s been a full month from moving in with him (trust me it’s not because of second thoughts!!!) are trying to find their answers in what scientists would describe as (my) brain.

The conclusion I have ended in is that all comes from the only part of my life is so hard to fix. My personal life is better than ever, I mean I have found someone to share my days with who makes me want to be the better version of myself. I have great friends, an amazing family who supports me (big time!!), I know what I want to do in my life and what I don’t. But, and here is the situation I can’t deal with, I am more than a year unemployed. That means zero income and me being a burden to my parents and sometimes to him. For that I hate myself. In my 23 I am unable to find a job. That is mostly because the unemployment rate in Greece for young people is over 60%, but also because the pay is terrible and I value my time more. Now most of you may think that okay girl you could compromise if you don’t want to depend on your parents to pay your rent, bills and super market. I have thought of it a lot! But in Greece thanks to austerity (it’s irony of course) the average wage barely overcomes 400 euros when you are under 25 (it is 500 for those over 25) and I’m talking about more than 8 hours of work. And this is for the «lucky» ones, because you can only try to find half-time jobs (4 to 6 hours) for half money of course. And even if you made it to find a job, they treat you like you are disposable because you know what, there are a few hundred thousand out there ready to compromise better that you!

Is this the work life you are dreaming for yourself? Because it definitely is not what am I dreaming and what I want for mine. I never wanted money, expensive lifestyle, riches and all those things for my life. My biggest dream is to travel around the world carrying a backpack and my camera! (Am I dreaming too much? Maybe!)

Anyway, maybe it’s time to unpack those boxes!

Is my mind a chaos? Is there hope? What do you think?

Do you like my thoughts or my images? Follow me on BLOGLOVIN to not miss a thing!

 

 

Standard
Thinking

Some thoughts about last week.

thedreamerblog

Hello! Sorry about the radio silence last week, but I am really shocked of the events in Paris. I actually can’t believe that hate and racism have gone things so far. It’s unbelievable what atrocities can be done in the name of some god. Religions suppose to connect people, teach people how to love no matter the color, the nationality or the religion of the other. They suppose to teach peace. Instead, many many times in our human history we have faced wars in the name of god. But as Karl Marx said “Religion is the opium of the people”. So in the name of god or in the name of saving the world, I’m afraid, we are going to experience a lot of terrible things. I wonder, can we change that? 

Image and editing by me.

Standard
Thinking

Inspiration|Sunday morning.

the dreamer blog

the dreamer blog

the dreamer blog

the dreamer blog

 

How much I would love to be in my bed right now, under my blankets. (no, not really) I prefer my couch!

Maybe I should make a list of things I want to do in my life. Another list? I already have made a bunch of them.

I love my fireplace, And I love my couch. But most I love my coffee #coffee_junkie

It rained for two hours and all the streets have turned into rivers, seriously? North Europe, I bet, is laughing with us!

Have to set up a photoshoot with my friends. Definetely! They’ll love it! Or maybe they won’t.

Remember to #SMILE.

Oh, how much do I miss my family. Is the only thing I can think about.

I have to go for a run. Or to drink some rum?

—————————————————————————————————–

Sorry. The above are just some thoughts of mine that I have the bad habit to write down in my tiny notepad. I write everything. About people I met, things I try, places I go. What makes me angry, what I love, who I love. What I hope, what my dreams are. And of course I write some of my conclusions about life today.

This notepad one day will get me in a lot of trouble, I know, because it has in it my true opinions and beliefs… Hope this day won’t be anytime soon!

I thought to scedule a post every Sunday, with inspiration pictures and some of my notepad thought, maybe? What do you think?

Oh, and all images are from PINTEREST! (Along with Tumblr are life savers!!! Don’t you agree?

P.S: When I wrote the last quote of my thoughts it was late in the evening, I am not a drunk, at least I think so…

 

 

 

Standard