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Beograd, Preševo, Šid

Ljudi koji su prolazili kroz Srbiju, bežeći od rata, ostavili su dubok trag u nama. Kao i mi u njima. Družili smo se, upoznavali jedni druge. Možda stekli i nova prijateljstva. Gledajući situaciju po Beogradu, Šidu i Preševu, lep utisak su ostavili svi ti ljudi koji su donosili hranu, piće, lekove i odeću.

Sestra i ja smo, radeći na njenom istraživanju, posetile ova mesta. Na tim lokacijama, a najviše u Beogradu, upoznale smo dosta ljudi. Uglavnom su bili pozitivni i nasmejani. Naprosto, drugačije nisu ni mogli. Jednog dana stekli smo manju grupu prijatelja. Dogovor je bio da se sutradan nađemo i ponovo vidimo. Eto, da popijemo kafu. Kada smo došli u dogovoreno vreme njih nije bilo. Svuda smo ih tražili, a onda je stigla poruka da su želeli da ostanu, ali su morali otići. Sutradan je stigla poruka pozdrava iz Austrije. A nakon toga ubrzo i pozdrav iz Nemačke. Taj pozdrav nas je obradovao, kao da smo ga dobili od nekog najrođenijeg i najbližeg. Naš kratak susret je i njima i nama dovoljno značio da ostanemo u kontaktu.

Nekad je biti prisutan, svestan situacije i otvoren prema drugima jedini način da nekome istinski pomogneš. Izbeglicama koje su prošle kroz našu zemlju bile su potrebne i hrana i odeća, ali im je, često, najpotrebnije bilo da nesto podele i ostvare komunikaciju sa nekim. Da se osete kao ljudi.




People who have passed through Serbia, fleeing from war, have left a deep mark on the people here; like we have on them. We socialized, meeting one another. Maybe some of us even made new friends. Considering the situation in Belgrade, Sid and Presevo, all the people who brought food, drink, medicine and clothing left a good impression.

My cousin and I, while working on her research, visited these places. In these locations, especially Belgrade, we met many people. They were generally positive and full of smiles. The simply couldn’t feel differently. One day we met and befriended a small group of friends. We agreed to meet up the following day for some coffee. When we arrived at the agreed time they weren’t there. We looked everywhere for them, and then a message from them arrived, they wished to stay but they had to go. The next day we received a greeting from Austria, and shortly thereafter, a greeting from Germany. That message brought us joy, as if it came from someone near and dear. Our short encounter was for us, and for them, reason enough to stay in contact.

Sometimes being present and aware of the situation and keeping yourself open toward other is the only way to truly help someone. Refugees who passed through our country were in need of food and clothing, but often the only thing they needed the most was to share time and stories with another person. To feel human.

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