Walking through the Armenian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem, you can't help but notice all the Armenian Genocide awareness posters lining many of the public walls. This quarter, after all, was a safe haven for those escaping mass murder a little more than a hundred years ago.
In 1915, many Armenians fled Turkey escaping the Armenian Genocide—the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman government. Thousands of refugees arrived in Jerusalem, joining the 1,500 year old Armenian diaspora community already living in the Old City (the oldest Armenian community in the world outside of their homeland). 🕯️🇦🇲🇮🇱
Walking home after a performance, through the semi-darkness of my current hometown Turku, I was struck by an egoistic revelation of sorts.
During these past few years, various interesting elements have been slowly creeping into my life. The change has been slow, yet drastic. Instead of that familiar abyss devoid of reason or meaning (and filled most nicely with fear, paranoia and confusion), there now exists things I actually want to pursue and explore. It's a really nice feeling.
I'm happy I've collided with so many interesting, beautiful and bizarre people over the years, and thankful to each and every one. I'm also happy that I've been quite open to all these new paths and ideas, so good job Jere of the past. Pat pat baby.
Also, right now, I'm quite happy that I can be a part of our tiny circus school, filled with dedicated folk relentlessly doing their thing, and to perform and train with these inspiring, beautiful people. I'm highly enjoying all this, even when crying in some random corner for whatever reason happens to be in line.
Life is most likely never easy, but luckily it doesn't need to be boring either. Yolo lol and all that jazz. I feel good.
And now, sleep.
Вспомнилось, как играли в школе в эту игру . Брался носок, набивался рисом и зашивался, вставали в круг и ногами друг другу его подкидывали. Чувак кстати, тоже как и я, не сильно преуспел в этой игре, но до начала ЧМ2018 денег на дорогу насобирать успеет #prague#czech#sport#football#socks#oldcity#прага#чехия#евротур