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Mezze is widely served in the Greek and Middle eastern world. An assortment of little dishes and tasters which accompany a nice ouzo or a glass of wine. So when you read mezze moments you will have tasty snippets of life as I live it, India for four years and now Brisbane Australia, all served up with some Greek fervour and passion.

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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Facing it

Is there an acceptable face to these children ? One that we can live with. Are these faces better examples of what I described in my previous post ? Yet it is what we come across all the time. Rich dark hair sometimes unkempt but more often carefully braided or pigtailed, dirty grubby clothes and dirty faces sweating in unbearable temperatures or shivering in the cold.
They light up with smiles so broad you are almost in disbelief.  There are so many out there and each one is more beautiful than the last. Is this painting an unrealistic picture of a horrible hand to mouth existence. Are there right ways to behave and wrong ways ?
Are they in that trap and cant get out whatever they do because there is addiction and glue sniffing and stealing ? Is it hopeless or hopeful ? These are all young girls. Could you see your daughters begging, selling pens and flowers, their bodies perhaps, to make it through to the next day ?


  1. The smiles are what I have a hard time understanding. I have a hard time resolving whether or not there is joy and contentedness ... or if the smiles are forced?

  2. Marina MarangosSunday, July 24, 2011

    That is the Hub isnt it and we will never know probably. Lick those plates clean while you can. x m


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