From personal calamity to restored hope

2011-07-09 17.47.51Life took a nasty turn, personally, well before the global economic crisis of 2008 and Greece’s implosion in 2009. The year was 2005. In that August my extremely young daughter, Xenia, was taken away by… Australia. For reasons that I now recognise as legitimate, her mother decided to take Xenia to Sydney and make a home for her there, permanently. Xenia’s loss left me in a state of shock (she has been living since then in Sydney, thus guaranteeing the longevity of my relationship with Sydney).

As luck would have it, a few months later, I was saved from near oblivion by Danae Stratou with whom, ever since, we have been sharing life, work and a myriad of projects. An artistic-cum-political project called CUT- 7 dividing lines brought us together. That project evolved into another one called The Globalising Wall. The latest project to come out of this fortunate (for us) union is called Above all else, we are having fun doing the things that matter (to us). Moreover, as the years go by, and Xenia grows into an autonomous person, the pieces of my life that were so violently separated in 2005 are coming together.

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2 thoughts on “From personal calamity to restored hope

  1. Gosh David, you need to improve your English…
    Yanis, I know Greece quite well, have plenty of friends there, most at the Foreign Affairs Ministry and, oh boy, they are suffering.
    You are extremely right about the malaise in Europe and the double yardstick in the talk in the corridors and inside the conference rooms (I once tried, over a 3 hour talk alone with my Prime Minister (PP Coelho) to warn him to the risks of deleveraging the economy.
    The power of the wealthiest one percent is increasing…Thomas Picketty is mostly right in most of his views on inequality. I wish you good luck Mr. Minister. Marx was fabulously right in many of his views and assumptions but his madness and misanthropy (remember the fate of his family, for instance) may not dovetail with your own apparent philanthropy. Good luck in your fight for the sake of my friend Stavros, Minas, Yanis, Perouklis, Ana Maria, Fotios and many other as well as the whole Greek people. Maybe other peoples in the EU periphery (and France as well as we can see from our bad English speaking friend above) will gain from your firebrand entry into the intricate and nebulous corridors of power in Brussels, Berlin, Frankfurt and the like. Now, it is not just your own restored hope, but the hope of millions.
    Kindest regards

  2. Hello Mister Yanis Varoufakis

    I am chief; French company since 7 years.
    I have 40 employees in the sector of the J&#039 building; am 34 years old
    If Istays Greek, I would join you IMMEDIATELY

    I do not support any more to undertake in France

    I do not support any more to undertake in France
    If I stays in a dynamic, simple and effective, efficient country even, I will create a true wealth, for me, and for state.

    The more I work, the more I pay, the more I am impoverished…

    If I stays in your government, I would clash…because I have the rage that this world changes

    Good continuation,


    David . K

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