refugees welcome

There are no words to describe what is going on in Greece and the rest of Europe right now. Hundreds of refugees are arriving everyday from Syria in seek for a better life. Among them hundreds of children.  In Lesvos, there was a priest who was welcoming all of them no matter what their religion, age or whatever was. He created Αγκαλιά, an NGO in order to offer them the basics. Unfortunately, he died a couple of days ago. The same day, a 3 year old refugee drowned when the boat that was carrying him capsized and a few hours later he was washed up on a beach in Turkey (I don’t put the link because I guess that everybody has seen it).  A cartoonist, John Antono, drew this in their memory. It is heartbreaking and when I first saw it I could not help myself from crying.

If you want to help, go to this guy’s facebook page (a volunteer who is doing his best to organize the chaos) and find the bank account details for Αγκαλιά. If you do not prefer Αγκαλιά, there are other options too. I am sure that even a small amount will help.

My husband yesterday posted this poem on his fb. Please, read it. It’s beautiful.

To and fro, to and fro
In my little boat I go
Sailing far across the sea
All alone, just little me.
And the sea is big and strong
And the journey very long.
To and fro, to and fro
In my little boat I go.

Sea and sky, sea and sky,
Quietly on the deck I lie,
Having just a little rest.
I have really done my best
In an awful pirate fight,
But we captured them all right.
Sea and sky, sea and sky,
Quietly on the deck I lie–

Far away, far away
From my home and from my play,
On a journey without end
Only with the sea for friend
And the fishes in the sea.
But they swim away from me
Far away, far away
From my home and from my play.

Then he cried “O Mother dear.”
And he woke and sat upright,
They were in the rocking chair,
Mother’s arms around him–tight.

Katherine Mansfield

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