Rome and its Roma

Rome and its Roma

Rome is surely such a beautiful city. And this is a given. A ‘Statement’ with a capital S. No need to bring fresh evidence: Rome’s charm has been celebrated in so many books, songs, articles, poems, movies, documentaries and any possible form of art and artistic expression. Exalting Rome for its beauty is such an easy endeavour as themes simply abound: impressive Colosseum, incredible Piazza Venezia and its surroundings, simply breath-taking Fontana di Trevi, elegant Piazza Navona, graceful Piazza Spagna, small corners and historical buildings that would attracts masses of tourists were they be placed anywhere else in the World, but remain unnoticed here in Rome, over-crowded by far more famous spots. If Rome was a beauty contest, that would be so competitive! And emotion would play such an important role in this beauty contest. A couple arrives at Piazza Venezia, after passing Piazza del Popolo, Fontana di Trevi and few other attractions, and they feel so elated by all that beauty. But is it ‘only’ that amazing beauty or is it the beauty and the added delight for seeing it through togetherness, that gives the additional heart beat that leads to an unforgettable moment that will outlive the years and maybe the couple itself?  Read more about Rome and its Roma

De 1 iunie politicienii isi spala rufele in familie

De 1 iunie politicienii isi spala rufele in familie

Intâmplarea a facut ca tocmai intr-o zi de 2 iunie sa ma aflu in vizita la un centru de plasament din Bucuresti. Pentru cei nefamiliarizati cu domeniul, expresia ‘’centru de plasament’’ se refera la ceea ce in anii ’90 se numea ‘’orfelinate’’, pana cand cineva si-a dat seama ca in aceste asezaminte se afla mai multi ne-orfani decat orfani.

Cu cativa ani in urma acest centru de plasament gazduia ceva mai bine de 100 de copii. Reforma sistemului de protectie a copilului a facut ca acest tip de institutie – adevarate inchisori pentru copii care nu aveau alta vina decat faptul de a fi abandonati temporar sau definitive de catre parintii lor – sa fie decretat ‘pe cale de disparitie’ copiii fiind reintegrati in familiile naturale acolo unde a fost posibil, au fost pusi in grija asistentilor maternali, ai parintilor sociali, ai unor ingrijitori si educatori care se ocupau de ei in case de tip familial. Read more about De 1 iunie politicienii isi spala rufele in familie