On my way to Łubu Dubu resort near Gorzów Wielkopolski, where I went to represent Adam Bodnar (the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights), I was listening to the news programs on the radio. Political arguments were the most frequently broadcasted issue. The interpretation of the facts was not letting me form my own opinion. Politicians were speaking words and changing their meanings. I didn’t understand them.
After having arrived in the Łubu Dubu resort I (usunięto) met young people from Syria, Afghanistan, inhabitants of Berlin, Warsaw and Gorzów. I can’t speak German nor Arabic but still, since the very first words I understood what they were saying. These fantastic young people, together with their teachers and musicians, created a bright and inspiring atmosphere, which even became intimate during conversations in small groups.
Despite having different backgrounds and life experiences, they were brought together by the values they believe in. When they differed, even being very emotional, they expressed their opinions without hurting others. There was a lot of emotion in the conversations, even tears. Young people are sensitive to the adversities their peers are facing on their way to Europe. Everyone was searching for connection in different languages, most beautifully expressing unity through music.
On my way back I listened to some classical music on the radio, wanting to stay with these young people as long as possible.