Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year


December 21st has come and past. We are still here. And now what shall become of us without any prophesies? Those, end-of-the-world, prophesies were some kind of solution, to paraphrase K.P.Kavafis’ great poem “Waiting for the Barbarians” (Kavafis, 1863-1933).

Well, we are now left with our renewed new year resolutions. 2013 definitely has to be the time of miracles (and not of monsters – Antonio Gramsci). It has to if we are to stand here next year too! So bye bye “Greek default”, so long “fiscal cliff” and farewell Eurozone break-up. I wish for this year to bring a recovery of hope, a prosperous resurrection of economic activity and an end to the austerity-medicine prescribed. I can still hope, can’t I?
In the meanwhile, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

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