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  • ELC School 20:28 on February 5, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , Nature,   

    We can put up with nature, but what about people? 

    Enceladus continues to strike Cephalonia while rough seas hamper relief efforts and low temperatures torment the Ionian island’s quake-rattled population. But the people of Cephalonia are trying to take it in their stride. After all, they know that there is only so much humans can do when faced with the forces of nature. At best, they can mitigate the impact and only if they operate in accordance with a good plan – that is when they keep “Greek particularities” at bay.

    cephaloniaThe islanders could cope with nature’s adversities by putting to use their experience with earthquakes – which almost seems to be passing from one generation to the next – and, of course, with their good sense of humor – particularly the people of Lixouri, who are famous for poking fun at themselves.

    The people of Cephalonia are still using their sense of humor – which also appears to be in their DNA – to joke about the state and to provide comfort to one another. Their main source of support after disaster struck was a wave of solidarity across the island which easily took precedence over a long tradition of local antagonisms (a nationwide trait in a country that is to a large extent still a collection of city-states). (More …)

     
  • ELC School 16:19 on July 29, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Nature, Photos   

    National Geographic Photo of the Day 

    WOW!

     
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