The inauguration of the New Acropolis Museum has given us a much-needed respite from the depressing news that has been so commonplace in the country in recent months. It also provides us with an opportunity to pause and think about what Greece can achieve, albeit later than scheduled, when it makes an effort and puts its best foot forward. Now, Greeks and foreigners visiting the country will be able to enjoy the wealth of one of this country’s most treasured antiquities in a beautifully designed museum that would be a credit to any modern-day European capital. The New Acropolis Museum constitutes the realization of a vision that began many years ago, a vision that transcends political party boundaries and belongs to everyone in this country. It presents us with the rare opportunity to welcome a piece of news with a smile and to consider just what we can accomplish with positive thinking, patience and national consensus.