Thursday, April 10, 2014


April 8th was International Romani Day, a day set aside to focus on the issues facing the Romani people all over the world.  Belgrade has its share of Romani, or gypsies, as they are often called, and many, like these two guys, do a major business in recycling.  I was walking down the street when they shouted to me, "Hey, take our picture!" so I obliged.  They asked me who would see it, and I said "Just me," but I guess that's not quite're seeing it, too.

I think I'll print a copy and carry it with me in case I see their happy faces again.

Daily Haiku
 Shunned for centuries
Outcasts of society
Look at their smiles.... 


 Edit: pastis is a licorice-flavored alcoholic drinksimilar to Greek ouzo. My favorite drink as it is for many people in this area. No more ...