1. A person from Romani descent. An ethnic race with origins from India. They are an often persecuted and hated people among outsiders or gadji (Romani term for non-Romani) due to the immense prejudice and derogatory stereo-types believed by most people. 2. A person whom chooses to travel, and does not possess permanent residence or stability. This term is often referred to anyone practicing such a lifestyle regardless of ethnicity or background. 3. Something that is in character, ownership, or pertaining to the Romani. (ie: This is a gypsy dance; my gypsy friend is funny; you have a gypsy sense of style)
The Current Life of European Gypsies
NPR can give us a clear idea of what's happening with Gypsies through Europe, I have learned so many things through National Public Radio and also the BBC News Channel, great sources to be connected with what's happening locally and globally.
By blogger friend Solymone, follow his blogging post here
"The French government has increased pressure on Gypsies like those occupying this illegal camp near Nantes". By Stephane Mahe/Reuters
As you may have noticed by now, most of my creations always have a meaning. Whether they bloomed while I was meditating about a social crisis or because of my dreams of a better future for all. Therefore, this necklace is dedicated to the Gypsies, their legacy and their struggles. They have given many treasures to humanity and I thank them for that. In my humble opinion, violence is never the solution to any problem, dialogue, understanding, appreciation of our differences, and the search for solutions in which there are win-win situations is the key. My thoughts are with you Virag, I'm sure you miss your hardworking neighbor Maria who was kind to invite you in often... I imagine them drinking a cup of coffee or tea and conversing about their life experiences.
I pray that Life will get better and that new and improved opportunities will come along for our Gypsy Friends in Europe and all along the Globe!
"Gypsy Treasures can bloom because I believe that we can learn from every culture and everyone in the World. I believe we were placed in this Earth to love and to evolve.".