By Adna

When I first met Haris, I thought that he was an ordinary teenager. He has a short black hair and dark brown eyes. But as one says, we mustn’t judge a book by it’s cover,and that’s definitely the true. I was very surprised when I found out that he’s  an artist. He enjoys in all kinds of art, especially in music. He is 14 years old and he’s attending Music school in Mostar. He told me, that music represented life for him. He grew up watching his dad playing the piano, and that are some of his favourite moments of his entire childhood. His dad is his biggest inspiration and he supports him the most, when it comes to playing music.Music is a “place“, where he found his inner peace, the place, where he found himself.  Like his father, he has been playing piano 6 years from now, and he is very good at it.

Then I asked, what his plans for future were, and did he see himself in Mostar for ten years. He stopped talking for awhile and then he said, and with some sadness in his voice, he said that, even he loved this country with his whole heart, he didn’t see the future in it. He told me, that he was going to follow his dreams, even if that mean leaving comfort zone, his friends and family, who are living here,  and engaging in something new.

Also as he said, the big problem in this country were people, who were still living in the past, precisely in the war, which ended 20 years ago. One of the main consequences of it, is people getting poisoned with nationalism, and people doing absolutely nothing for prosperity of our future. I think that he’s a very realistic person, aware of the situation in this country. I mostly agree with him, because the country, we are living in, doesn’t leave us a lot of space to be ourselves, does not allow us to do the things we love, but mostly it doesn’t allow us to follow our dreams.