Day-to-day life on Serifos was smooth, warm, and moved along at the pace of the sun. In the morning, I rose and made breakfast in the kitchenette, windows open, music wafting away in the breeze. Usually, breakfast involved pita, scrambled eggs, fresh tomatoes, fresher feta, and kalamata olives. Unpitted. Always. Then we would lazily meander to class at the taverna down the beach or, on days off, to town, hoping for an exciting excursion or a relaxing afternoon alone to gather writing material.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Our goodbye was cold and thin. Looking at him, seeing his lake-eyes frozen over, I glimpsed distant life beneath their ice barrier. The closure of winter had allowed the congealed blue beneath his lids to thaw. The sun warmed my shoulders, beads of sweat, tears, something, dripped from his eyes. In the awakened water fish swam between moss and sea grass, rocking back and forth with the moving tide. The season changed, and there we stood.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
After only a few short weeks in Athens, we creative writers switched gears and headed for slightly different terrain. Swimsuits, sun hats, and flip flops took precedent over walking shoes and theft-proof backpacks as we prepared for island life on Serifos, the simple and secluded Greek island of the Cyclades nestled in the Aegean Sea.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
|Me, Kaitlin, modern Athens, and the Parthenon from our balcony.|
As I stepped onto the balcony of our temporary home at the Attalos Hotel I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and inhaled a combination of exhaust and street gyros; finally, after a daze of international flights, frozen meals, and sleep deprivation, we had arrived in Athens.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Please visit Sunshine Seeker on the new moon (September 5) to begin adventuring with me, Christine St. Pierre--the sunshine seeker with an insatiable desire to explore the wild world.
In the meantime, discover Paleo Vision, another of my blogs focused on viewing life through a conscious, environmental lens.