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September 2, 2007


Waiting.Boring by Christos Stavrou
Christos Stavrou © 2007 All rights reserved

What will be happening next? We need change and excitement.

The final lines from ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ a poem by greek poet Cavafy came to my mind:

Why are the streets and squares emptying so rapidly,
everyone going home so lost in thought?

Because night has fallen and the barbarians have not come.
And some who have just returned from the border say
there are no barbarians any longer.

And now, what’s going to happen to us without barbarians?
They were, those people, a kind of solution.

[By Constantine Cavafy (1864-1933), translated by Edmund Keeley]

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