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I was asked by Tara Benwell - our admin to turn my blog post Letter to Europe into this month's Writing Challenge. So... what is the task?
Write a letter to your country, give it the title Writing Challenge: Letter to..... (add name of your country, for example Letter to Czech republic) and post it as soon as possible because we all are looking forward to reading it! Don't forget to proofread it to avoid the mistakes and if you want some inspiration, read my blog bellow ;-) ohhhh.. and one more thing, as usual, post your link with the blog here among the comments (I hope it won't be messy), so that Tara could check them all...
Have fun and enjoy this month's Writing Challenge!
My dearest Europe,
you are my homeland, you are my love. Thinking back, I wasn't so much aware of it and exactly like others I took many things for granted. You are a peaceful place one can spend their life in and enjoy it. Your historical herritage is undescribable and magnificiant, so no wonder you are being called "Old contintent". So many famous, important people were born in you such as great philosophers, mathematicians, doctors, writers, scientist, musicians, painters, kings etc. And it just proves you are civilized place, where people can develope their skills, can be understood and have many opportunities to show the whole world their talent and abilities.
Anyway, dear Europe, I know that nothing is as awesome as it looks like and you had to suffer a lot during the World War 2, especially your inhabitants and the countries that were attacked. However, you made it, you became once more again powerful and peaceful place and stood up from the ruins.
My Europe, I know life is not easy and nowadays the situation is a bit complicated. You are under the big pressure and things are not certain because so many people would like to live in you to change their lives, to try their luck but the question is: "How to compromise?" It is very sensitive issue but not that hard and it looks like we all simply go with the flow. In fact, the numbers of the immigrants entering your soil are being increased day by day, hour by hour and honestly I feel really sad about this situation. On one hand desperate people coming from the countries demaged by war or places one can hardly live in but with naive imagination about "awesome" life in you my dear Europe and... on the other hand insolvable situation when it comes to the cultural, religious conlflict and the life style in general.
Well, my dear Europe, nothing is for free and that is why we work hard, yes ...your inhabitants work hard to get some good life, future, they study to get good education, they are not illiterate and follow some unwritten rules, follow your culture because they were born in you. So do believe me, Europe that I feel like crying to see the immigrants sleeping in Croatian cemetery between the graves. I feel like crying to watch the video from Belgium, where immigrants scream at local women on the street rude words just because they are not covered. I feel like crying to read from reputated journalist, who spent time with the immigrants on their journey that they waste food they were given or scream at local women offering them food in Hungary: "Where is your man? You can't be alone on the street!" Of course, every action has its reaction but it is distusting and impossible for me to tolerate or excuse attacks of Hungarian cameraman or racist attacks in Germany against the immigrants.
I am not racist, Europe, I love people, no matter if they are black, white, yellow or green, anyway what I can't overlook is disrespect towards you, your culture and your inhabitants. This is the only one thing which hurts me. I wish one day people would show tolerance, respect and humbleness towards each other, towards country they moved in because only like this they can live together without the problems. However, I am not naive and to build up this all is a question of many, many next generations. So my dearest, lovely Europe… let's see what will win, if humanity or fights…
P.S. This blog is not here to start some fights because I myself believe that humanity might one day win. It is here just to show my view and express, what one innocent inhabitant of Europe feels...
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