“My kids used to play here.” I heard a voice while I was trying to take a picture of the playground where the whole scenery made me feel a bit nostalgic. I put the camera down and looked right next to me. I saw a woman, around 50, standing there with her eyes all watery. I smiled at her. I could feel her pain but I couldn’t say a thing. I felt that she needed to talk but I wasn’t sure if I could listen to what she had to say. So I just smiled, I picked up my things and left. I panicked. I felt like I was running from something, from someone. Then I turned around and saw her still standing there alone, trying to hide her tears from the world. She was just staring at the playground where her kids used to play.
Photo by Ελένη Κατσώνη
Eleni Katsoni was born on January, 3, 1992 in Athens. On 2010, she moved to Heraklion, Crete to study Biology where she lived till 2015. Since then, she lives and works in Athens.