That man’s pride in his culture, environment and way of life left a deep impression. Inwardly envious, there was no going back, already committed to a higher trajectory in my life. However it was encounters like this that fundamentally shaped my thinking about people in later life.
Our fellow traveler was poor in material things but vitally rich in his freedom and humanity.
Today I grieve silently for the Greeks when I recall their fierce independence. The crushing economic repression currently imposed by the EU, led by Germany no less, is a harsh irony, a cruel affront to their society.
Neville Hunt over 4 years ago
It is indeed highly and harshly ironic. A powerful comment someone needed to say and you have, so well.