These mild spring days we have now make me think of the spring as it was in Chile last November. Slightly warmer there, but what we have now in March is astonishing. While there we went to a nature reserve for a day trip. On our way up we wanted to buy some lunch. We came across these small shops. Real small businesses. Simple, effective and good quality. The bicycle repair man had just one arm, but still he had good enough business. Good enough to live a simple, decent life.
Today I read about the current creativity of the people in Greece to deal with their enormous credit crunch; sharing, buying straight from farmers, reducing purchases. Not that it's easy for them but people can be really resilient. That's the positive sign of the crisis and an inspiration as well, I believe. What do we really need?