13.01.09. LV January 14, 2009Posted by ieva in Uncategorized.
Tags: 13.01., 13.01.2009., demonstracija Vecriga, grautinjsh pie saeimas
People always ask me, if I m planning to go back to Latvia after I finish my studies. I usually find a way not to give a precise answer. It’s hard to reply “no”. It would sound like if I don’t care about the place I come from, like I’m choosing to forget who I am. It s not true. I’m proud to be Latvian, and it’s something that will never change (I believe).
I see what is going on in my country the last years, the last months and yesterday, and it breaks my heart. I want to cry.
What would I do if I go back to Latvia? Fight to survive? Fight to get a chance to express myself, to be heard? Why? I m a designer. I want to do design. Yes, I also want to help my country. I want to make (also) Latvian people happier. But, I m afraid, I will look for ways to do it from distance. Is it egoistic? Maybe, it is. Maybe I ve lost too many illusions these last years.