Spring 2014

26.

'You have to think big'- educates me my friend today... He is 'happy out', so I listen. We drink coffee, we share big dreams. We discuss the gap between sophisticated taste and the available means. We juggle the charm of in different culture's rooted beliefs. He is an Irish man and I am from Europe's east, just like the Love of his life- his best friend, his muse and his lover- G...

'But what is about our, eastern European's, attitude to work?'- I contemplate today- 'We work and work, and work comes first, unless you one leg in a grave...'

'It is that communism of yours'- he comments looking at his babe.

Hmmm...

Irish opinion on board I take...


I sit in a cafe; I am listing a book about 'Faith and Philosophy in Contemporary Ireland' today. 'Religion Religion Religion' flaps out from almost every page...

'Communism confused us, yes, I do agree. Just like religion- you, Irish people'- I laugh to Madam. She has a little 'holy molly' living inside her, so she states, that religion is better, because it is about Faith. Communism, in some way, is a religion also, and from my experiences I can say- it is all about the same Faith!

 

So coming back to the attitudes we have about work, in this case-

Religion declares Faith in good and possible magic by inviting you do nothing much- just trust, accept and pray. (With other cultural aspects on top- Irish people not a very hard working nation- they work less, have more fun and you know- they have it all! Every single chance they get to be off work- they take it without a second thought.)

Faith that communism offers- to believe in good and possible magic you make it yourself- by  w o r k i n g  hard. Well, too hard for me anyway, hehehe... (I am sure- I was Irish before!)

Communism brings an utopia of illusion; religion- of guilt. And vise versa, of course. Both misinterpreted Faith. Because both of them on a mission to CONTROL.

So, don't you dare to walk away from the holy mass of Sunday, my Irish friends! And eastern European's- don't you even think about not showing up for work, hehehe...

I read some years ago the original idea of Karl Marx's Faith. In theory- you could believe in communism, but in practice- it doesn't work. We are not ready for a nature of this kind of thought, just yet. Maybe, in our next lifetime, or, maybe, not :)


I promise to myself, that my next job (or one of a few) will be one, where I'll wear jewellery and paint my nails in colour sky blue...

 

I delete all alarms from my phone and to the dreamland I go... mmm...

Real deal Faith, come upon!

Marga, 2011

Marga, 2011

by Brigita Stasun