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Athens: a touch of compassion for the hungry fellow citizen

A plastic bag left in front of a store. The goodies carefully wrapped in foil. A simple note: “Bread and Cheese (Clean)”. Somebody left a modest meal for somebody who cannot afford to cover a basic need: food. A gesture of compassion by an unknown somebody for a hungry soul. A jobless, a homeless…

 The picture was submitted to Zougla.gr by a passerby, at Andrianou street, near Monastiraki in Athens.

This morning I saw somewhere on internet another picture: a bag containing food hanging outside the neighborhood garbage bin somewhere in Thraki, more than 700 km away from Athens, in North-Eastern Greece.  In Greece of the European Union, the Euro Zone,  the Troika and the Bailout. Short before the year 2012 dies out. Or short before the Maya’s end of the world.

 

 

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4 comments

  1. Good deeds will result in good karma. Good karma often lead to good life and happiness.

    Live to share! Not to save for oneself.

    ***
    And now,

    Reporter wrote: “In Greece of the European Union, the Euro Zone, the Troika and the Bailout. Short before the year 2012 dies out. Or short before the Maya’s end of the world.”

    >> What are you trying to say here, Reporter? Can you help enlighten me a bit? I’m confused!

  2. Since last week there is a bag of ready made food hanging close to the communical bin here as well. I see it every morning when heading out for the compulsary morning beach walk. On the way back, it’s gone.
    Blessings for however leaves it there, compassion for s/he who needs it.
    If every household in Greece that can afford it would cook 1 extra portion for every meal, every day, a lot less people would go hungry during the winter. It is something to really think about, especially in the cities.