Do Not Fight Against Old Things, Fight for the New Ones
I was born in Yugoslavia, in a mixed marriage. In an "ideal" country, I can say now. TITO was a long living president. My family had an ideal life, as many others used to have. We could afford whatever we wanted. We traveled in summer and had winter holidays, we could buy cars and house easily, by working only eight hours a day.
TITO died in the year 1980 and then everything started to change and became different. The war in the former Yugoslavia started. All the members of my mother's family lived in Croatia and the members of my father's family lived in Serbia. We were somewhere in the middle. I married and gave birth to a baby-boy. Suddenly, when he was two, they started bombing Serbia. The bombs were falling around my house for many days. I was scared for the baby's life. Why was this all happening? I did not want that. What was going on with my grandparents in Croatia and all the family there? Were we all destined to survive? My brother received a letter. He was recruited for war. I was terrified. He went against his will. The superiors in the Military stated that only 10% of them will return home. I did not know where he was for more than fourteen days. Was he alive, or arrested? When he came back, he did not resemble my brother any more. That was a person with fear in his eyes. I prayed God to help us and make all this to stop! This was not a solution for anyone.
The sanctions were brought. That was a terrible period for ordinary people. If you intended to travel abroad you had to wait in front of the embassies for more than 12 hours. Each time you went, you had to bring one more document. A young girl who wanted to graduated in Barcelona made a dress out of the documentation needed to apply for the Spanish visa. Still she could not pass.
I recognize the "WORLD PULSE" as a gate for a journey without visas. I want to push the boundaries and fight against prejudice. This web site encourages me to write, connect and show the beauties of my country. It can become a legacy for the future of my children and the people around me who hope for a better tomorrow. Information and education is the clue.
"From all the power of friction, the one that makes the progress of people slow down is the ignorance, the source Buda considers the greatest malice in the World". (Words of Nikola Tesla).