Enrique De Paz Miguel
Six months run away. Time to take stock. In February when I told to my people my plans to live here, they felt full of worries, now everybody agree that this was a great idea, I specially believe it. People usually act like this; they used to say that you cannot do it, and when you did, they used to ask how you did.
Can you feel the autum? Crazy weather. And my mother still wondering why I’m interested on meteorology and climate change… This is only the beginning. It’s said that by 2050 the damage on our planet will be changeless. Some “brilliant minds” are looking for some new planets with suitable conditions of living trying to establish a plan of escape in case the Earth says enough, regardless of the impossibility of find one better than this.
Today, 1st of August, after a new attempt of storm without even a drop of water, the crickets do not stop singing below the window of our cozy Petofi Sandor apartment. Good for people going to do outdoor activities, but not so good for those who are expecting water in fields, like us.
My mind is in summer, the birds are waking me up every morning and Is amazing to see the streets full of children playing there, actually, since I was here, I realised that children, at least in my neighbourhood, spend quite more time in the streets than in front of the screens, as they are used to do in Spain, and that is just amazing. Maybe is because they don’t have the chance to be in front of one Play Station or TV games because they don’t have, or maybe is because parents prefer let them discover the real life instead of the virtual one, I don’t know why is so big the difference, but It’s true.
During this month we didn’t make any special trip, nor we started any interesting new activity… could be said that everything is the same since the time I wrote last article, but here friends, the time is running fast and things changes from one day to other: summer is already here, Hungary is classified for next round in the UEFA EURO2016, we discover St. Ana lake, the newspaper is finished and for the first time, the thermometer is over 35º.
From several months is being launched in Kezdi a pioneering program. A piece of land has been ceded to the community of Manna Cristian Association and their children. In this area they can learn how to work the field, being conscious of how to grow their own vegetables, becoming more valuable people in the future, leading a healthier life.
The EVS life go ahead. We are still going every week twice to the sport centre, visiting schools where we try to show something to the new generations that can help their future life and achieve among everyone a better place to live, also we organised one “soft-boiled” moving afternoon, and we go on improving our knowledge in the foreigner languages. We are waiting the summer hidden behind this rain, to let us plan some activities in nature.
It seemed that this month would never end, but now that we are about to go to Sfantu George to enjoying of some concerts tonight with Henrietta and some another members of the organisation, and when just after we must prepare our trip to Sibiu for the “On arrival training”, is time to look back and realise about all the different activities that we have done during this thrilling April.