A New Year’s Eve with “The Swimmers”*: Feeling The Refugee “Problem”

How could Melissa have suggested this movie, “The Swimmers”? We were together for New Year’s Eve and that was her preference and request. Melissa had a fraught last year on many levels and I thought, that is I assumed that she would choose something uplifting to watch. But that wasn’t to be the case, at least not entirely.

“The Swimmers” was uplifting in points because two courageous Syrian young women, sisters, wounding up leaving a potentially sinking boat to safe the other passengers, as they swam to a port in…



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Carol Smaldino

A psychotherapist, a New Yorker living between Colorado and Italy (in good times) I am passionate about the role of emotions and awareness for evolving,sanity