IT WILL BE BETTER IF YOU ARE AROUND – BLOF OF OUR FELLOW CITIZEN

02 Feb/2019 Objavljeno u Blog

We are glad that everyone, regardless of their age, are proud of the title of the Youth Capital! Our fellow citizen, Vesna Beatović, described her impression of the opening ceremony and the title itself in her blog. Her text is given below.

Ako ‘oćeš ti
oči pokisle da odmoriš
evo ti moji dlanovi
oni su davno, oni su davno
tvoji ostali
Biće bolje ako budeš tu
sa nekim život da podelim,
biće bolje ako budeš tu
da ljubav pobedi
Biće bolje ako budeš tu
sa nekim život da podelim,
biće bolje ako budeš tu
da ljubav pobedi
Ako ‘oćeš ti
sa jutrom da se pojaviš
ne moraš pisma pisati
moji su dani odavno
tvoji postali
Biće bolje ako budeš tu
sa nekim život da podelim,
biće bolje ako budeš tu
da ljubav pobedi
Biće bolje ako budeš tu
sa nekim život da podelim,
biće bolje ako budeš tu
da ljubav pobedi
Ako ‘oćeš ti
da krenu jedni točkovi
što moju sreću pokreću
okreni se, okreni se
i dođi mi
Biće bolje ako budeš tu
sa nekim život da podelim,
biće…
(It will be better if you are around, a song of the popular band from Novi Sad, Garavi Sokak)

I am old enough to remember when this song hit the music scene. It was always cute, but that was it if you ask me.

However, some imaginative people from my city brought it to life in a completely new and different way. They showed me how sensitive, beautiful and warm it is. Big!

The Year of Young People Begins
I wanted to see that special moment when the year of young people in Novi Sad begins on TV and I saw it. I am passionate viewer of opening ceremonies of sport events, Oscar awards, significant concerts, ceremonial marking of historical events.

However, it has been awhile since I have seen in an hour so much cheerfulness, emotions, joy, imagination. In a simple, cheerful and warm way, the creative team of young people showed us themselves, the youth around us, the youth which we tend to resent and despise. I admit that I am sad and angry at the same time when I am present when a sentence begins with: When I was young… I would forbid it if I could. Allow them to enjoy their time, different from some other time, yours, regardless of what years those were.

Believe me that the hour in the Synagogue only fortified my belief about beauty, happiness, wide-openness which the youth brings with itself.

Chance
I am overwhelmed that they have won their chance for their work to be in the focus of the city, country and all of Europe for a year. Nothing has been gifted to them. They had the plan, the goal and they were brave to start the road to its achievement. They managed, raised their heads and moved on. They made the programme, introduced themselves to the country and Europe in the best way possible. I am absolutely sure about that. Smile and the glow in their eyes cannot be hidden, even if they wanted to.

I truly believe that our young citizens will use the chance for which they have fought, that in the next 365 days they will present themselves in the best light. I am also sure that this opportunity they have will open the door for new projects, ideas.

Ne cvikaj generacijo (lyrics from the popular ex-Yugoslavian band)
These lyrics of the song of Atomsko Sklonište hit the vinyl in 1977 and remained the great message to everyone. Accept the challenges without fear and show yourself and your possibility.

My dear fellow citizens accepted the challenge and started. I am proud and extremely happy that I have the opportunity to follow their work. I am thankful for the technological achievements which allow me to do that, and I tend to be present all the way.

Despite our smaller and bigger mistakes, we raised amazing people who are inheriting us.

Author: Vesna Beatović.

We would like to thank Vesna for her nice words, we will try to justify these beautiful words she sent us. You can find her blog Novosadskazujalica and the original post HERE.

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