I spent the last 10 days in Greece and arrived home yesterday. I was in Athens and on a beautiful little island called Agistri which was an hour from the city by boat. It was my second time in Greece. When I went last year I started to learn a few words and this time I had a little vocabulary, maybe 100 words or more...
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venom:
It's funny, as I was writing my post I could almost hear you in the back of my head saying exactly what you commented! You're the kind of person that absolutely transcends time to me, I don't think I know off the top of my head how old you are, but when I see pictures of you I really couldn't think of a more unimportant or moot topic!  I have just put that Anais Nin book in my amazon shopping cart, I will absolutely read it as soon as I have a chance. And also, I love that you're having such an amazing time with the Greek culture! I have just started learning German, I'm not really sure why to be honest, but I don't have any one I can speak it to yet and I'm not very good at anything practical or conversational, even so it is so much fun and so thrilling filling your mouth with a brand new language! I can't wait until it becomes more second nature! Let's write soon!! (in fact, could you send me your address again..? hah!)
alexander_:
Angistri is one of the least known gems near Pireaus.  As a 16yo, I once spent an entire summer in Angistri, camping inside a hollow bush where I set my tent, right on the water to the right of the harbor near the soccer field.  :)  Greek is a fantastic language, with a structure and lyricism that gives writers rare hues to tell their stories with.  For your next visit, if you spend an hour to learn to conjugate the top four verbs (have-be-do-want), you'll be able to make up lots of sentences.     PS: Auto eipe k'auti!  :p (to your one tongue is not enough)

Soft, transparent drapery carved from marble and stone...

I was overwhelmed when I was confronted by these suspended fragmentary sculptures in the archaeology museum in Athens last year and remembered to post these pictures today because I'm going back there soon. I haven't travelled since Spring last year and I feel so something-or-other (I can't think what word.. glad, grateful?) to be
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estrada:
Thanks to your posts on the debt crisis I read the Current Affairs group. I really hate austerity measures. 
shadowbard:
The human race is capable of creating such beauty--art, poetry, music--that is can cause the soul to weep unabashed tears! When I lived in Turkey in the early '80's, and in Germany in the early '90's, I spend long hours over many many day exploring long abandoned sites, the usual tourists attractions,  and museums marveling at man's creations.  Now my traveling days are waning and I envy you...but am gladdened that we can will get the chance to experience these wonders through your eyes, words, and lens! Happy travels @annalee  

This was a walk I went on the other day, I felt like I was in heaven. I was in fact. I've walked around this hill hundreds of times but still feel like I found new routes and paths. It's not all that big but once you get there it seems to grow and grow. I came to a little peak and climbed
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lordskrappy:
Yes, I think you found heaven 👼
bighosstx:
Beautiful.

Thank you so much for your sweet words about my cat disappearing. She came back this morning smelling very strange so I imagine she had been stuck somewhere small and damp for those 3 days! If only we knew what those little creatures got up to.. So glad she's home. Hope you are all well :-) xx


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ginary:
Glad your cat made it back , I would be so sad if that happened to me  too !
lordskrappy:
So happy for you!!!!!

:-(

Our wee cat is missing :-( so upsetting.


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dezzmalone:
glad to know she returned safely Annalee :)
anchee:
:'(

Even a rainbow inside!


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satanachist:
light water minerals and carbon dioxide…the mystery isn't too far removed from us, as they say it is only two steps to the door of the friend...
lordskrappy:
A little slice of heaven....

"How strange to walk in the fog!"


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annalee:
@northron Well that is cool :-)
anchee:
It's so beautiful and tantalizingly!
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northron:
I rather like the fact that the site automatically inserts the day as the title when one does not provide a title. And, as @ferkixlll says, there's a lovely dhyana to blankness.
satanachist:
I totally get how seven people could be so enraptured by the glamour you cast to hit the "like" button even if you posted a picture of something unsavory, or even a post of no content (I had to check to make sure I hadn't been one of them, but I am regaining my composure after a long period of shamefully uncontrollable Annalee worship, so it turns out I managed to not "like" nothing)
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annalee:
@unknownmisery I believe in Bach! And the wonder of music and the universe and the part we play in it!
unknownmisery:
I was listening to the Cantatas just the other day:)

I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. ― Gaston Bachelard (The Poetics of Space)


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annalee:
@satanachist It's reasonably spontaneous and open to interpretation! I found a vague story and anyone else can find a different one and I'm really glad you did, that is cool :-)
lordskrappy:
Too cool and soooo true!