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“ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE BORN FREE AND EQUAL IN DIGNITY AND RIGHTS”

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By Angélica Samaniego

Video: Angélica Samaniego

What a bold statement

What a bold dream to have

What a lie, in the world before our eyes

“Afghanistan is beautiful” he was telling me, on the way to the hospital

Do you miss your country?

Silence

Yes

Silence, as I read from the translator

“My country is in ruins”

What’s freedom to you?

To some, a feeling.

To others, a flag, a word, a sign.

To most, an ideal way of life.

A tiny piece of paper

A ticket, a card,

If you get lucky, a flight

One you cannot take, depending on where you come from. A word shaped entirely by where you come from.

Do you know what shape it takes, for refugees here in Patra?

The one of a boat. A big one. A big ferry.

One as big as the dream it represents.

The dream that one day, borders will not determine our dignity and rights.