Monday, September 8, 2014

Questions from the Greek Landscape


For some time now it has seemed to me that the two questions we should ask of any strong landscape are these: firstly, what do I know when I am in this place that I can know nowhere else? And then, vainly, what does this place know of me that I cannot know myself?

Robert at The Solitary Walker

16 comments:

  1. My gosh, that water is just pristine. I don't believe I've ever seen anything quite like that in my life. You look like you are thoroughly enjoying it, Sis.

    (I do love that first question.)

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    1. The water is THAT clear, and you can float on it effortlessly - possibly one of my favorite places on earth.

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  2. Ahhh...something about water that takes us deep into our thoughts and our history. Love the sights; impressed with the questions.

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    1. Agreed, there is wisdom to be had around water, particularly in this part of the world.

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  3. Beautiful image..and wonderful ponderings..lovely and blissful!

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  4. There is just something primal about the sea.

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  5. Oh I do so love those questions. You look like you're having a good time. The water looks lovely and rather familiar :) Hoping to go for a few last swims before school starts.

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  6. that second question especially: i am going to think that when i am back at my spot by the sea. With this question pointed out, it makes me wonder what the place wishes me to know.

    i hope you have having a good time. I can see you are thinking big thoughts.

    love
    love
    kj

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    1. That relationship to sea - and place in general - is very unique. I know you have your special place by the sea - hoping to hear more of what you've learned about it and yourself in your next visit there.

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  7. Amanda, this shot is just amazing!

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    1. I know you've traveled a lot in Greece Ola - I highly recommend Ithaka

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  8. Beautiful. Gosh, I do like to be beside the seaside.

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  9. A lot of people say that the ocean and mountains tend to remind us how small we are. Our little problems are insignificant compared to the vast universe. For me, seeing the water moving calms my mind for some reason. I think it's just relaxing!

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    1. Hi Stephanie - Being by water calms me too, and floating in it is even more relaxing!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  10. Beautiful photo & beautiful words Amanda.

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  11. Poetic words and image! You make me want to visit Greece. I was on the fence of posting a similar by the shore photo on my blog, but now I shall follow your good example.

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