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Nikos Kazantzakis

When shall I at last retire into solitude alone, without companions, without joy and without sorrow, with only the sacred certainty that all is a dream? 52 more words

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Odysseus Elytis

In the final analysis, roses are nothing but tears. Nothing but the whistle of the leaving train and the breach of a promise. Sorrow, too, is nothing but an evening leaning on April. 16 more words

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Summer in Kavousi

By the time we got back from the UK it was the middle of July and time for the next influx of summer visitors.

First up was daughter Rosie who came for a week as she put it, simply ‘to chill’! 1,122 more words

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Odysseus Elytis

You’ll come to learn a great deal if you study the Insignificant in depth. ― Odysseus Elytis

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Odysseus Elytis

Do you know the flowing hair that wrote the wind? The glances that ran parallel with time? The silence that understood itself? — Odysseus Elytis, from “Windows Toward The Fifth Season,” trans. 11 more words

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Μαστίχα - Συνταγές!

To ακατέργαστο δάκρυ του σχίνου, από τον κορμό και τα μεγάλα κλαδιά του μαστιχόδενδρου, χωράει όλη την νοστιμιά του κόσμου!

  • Παντζάρι με Μαστίχα Χίου
  • Ζεστό Ταμπουλέ Λαχανικών με Μαστίχα Χίου
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Odysseus Elytis

If a separate personal Paradise exists for each of us, mine must be irreparably planted with trees of words which the wind silvers like poplars, by people who see their confiscated justice given back, and by birds that even in the midst of truth of death insist on singing in Greek and saying eros, eros, eros. ― Odysseus Elytis

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