Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Fear
In these "strange" days, I have experienced many different emotions... and all with a very strong intensity. The other night I saw, by chance, the legendary film "Inside Out".
Grateful that there was a TV channel that would "lighten" the sense of helplessness.
I felt "joy" in living a unique experience together with 250 other volunteers, which began at 4 in the morning on Carnival Friday in the Porta Venezia area in Milan. In a dramatic moment, full of sadness, anger and fear, I met an Orthodox priest, from the Church of San Gregorio, named, ironically, Don Abbondio or Monsignor Avondios, who in collaboration with a Japanese Buddhist monk and with many many associations of Milan and hinterland has organized the departure of 14 vehicles (!!! 14, between Capozi trucks and private vehicles) full of medicines, food and water.
Gratitude, joy and hope… why?
Because there were so many young people under 30, on a cold morning in Milan, all with a smile and the desire to lend a hand…
Because Don Abbondio left with humanitarian aid trucks, to promote the "Odyssey of Peace". Facts not words
Because social media and technology in 2022 have made it possible to get news in real time and to draw attention to this PACE initiative.