Hellenism for her is a Greek life-force and she made it her mission to get Socrates Now to tour Downunder... which she did!
Auckland, New Zealand
Greek life-force transmitted through language, food, music, story and dance, delivered in the spirit of Zorba - “to be alive is to take off your belt and look for trouble”.
My Hellenism informs me emotionally, aesthetically, and creatively, affecting the way I think, feel and function in the world. It not only helped get me where I am, it fundamentally designed it.
being born into, informed by and deeply connected to the most complex nation in the world which birthed western civilisation
genuine and sincere Hellenes who strive to connect with the complexities of being Greek, and the inherent struggle we all share.
insincere poseurs who strut their stuff intent on proving they’re someone they’re not.
Strose to Stroma sou yia Dyo.
Embodies all my childhood memories.
Zorba the Greek,
the poetry of Kavafy
The first 6 months I spent in Greece as a young girl, staying on Kastos (my dad’s birthplace) and travelling around the rest of Greece.
Your saddest Greek memory…
Locking up the family home on Kastos and taking my aunty Olga to the mainland.
I’d fire the EU, declare national bankruptcy and re-introduce the drachma. Then I’d introduce a minimum livable wage for all adults, with free health care, and begin funding businesses and communities developing sustainable living opportunities. I’d return the marbles. (see below for more)
An email was sent this morning to the Greek community in Australia towards bringing the wonderful Yannis Simonides with Socrates Now to the Antipodes in 2014. Fingers crossed (GGW note: it worked, Yannis Simonides toured New Zealand and Australia with Socrates Now earlier this year, the cover shot is from the promotion!)
Who would you include in a ‘Global Greeks for Greece’ Dream Team?
The Global Greeks for Greece Think Tank (see below) would be made up of international Greeks top in their fields. Economists, Businessmen, Artists, IT experts, Visionaries etc whose modus operandum is growth, not greed.
Create a picture of YOUR Greece … what would you put in it?
As above, I’d remove the ridiculous notion that the people of Greece can pay the country’s debt and go back to the drachma.
Then I’d create a national fast broadband system, give every rate paying household an IPad, and set up a global online Pledge Greece fund as a central agency receiving contributions from Greeks living out of Greece.
From that fund a Global Greeks for Greece think tank (see above) would consult with central agencies (not controlled by the government or the church) in Greece to invest in creativity, innovation and sustainable living operations with a long-term vision to heal and re-build a new Greece. I reckon the 9 million odd Greeks out of Greece would come on board such an online revolution!!
In fact, I know they would.
I pledge the first 1000 drachma!!!
Thank you Vicky - let's start working on it!
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