Πέμπτη, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2010

On broccoli and art

Believe it or not, this is a Broccoli. The Italians call it Broccolo di Natale, Christmas Broccoli. Isn't it a piece of art? Nature is teaching us aesthetics. It's a great teacher of perfection. And a great teacher of abundance. I mean, I am here in a land, which could be anywhere, which is fertile. Many things are being born, weeds, greenery, plants, with little or no help from the human hand.

Where is the crisis in that? Cows are giving birth, pigs too. Everyone, everything in nature lives effortlessly.

The temperature keeps falling and the winter seems to be the most beautiful season there is. Walking around the town of Tuscania, the light of the afternoon was so beautiful, a great grey sky and just a little bit of sun giving the most dramatic results. And here I am, trying to capture the uncapturable (is there such a word?). Trying to keep the magic of the moment with a photograph... I mean the trees, the birds, the light... All of it is a piece of art!

And then, still walking around town a small guy is greeting me. Well, actually he is hiding from me. Or hiding from something I can't even think of. Or not hiding at all. Whatever it is it's just beautiful. Another click!

Life is full of small miracles. Do we stop and appreciate them? Life is full of pieces of art. Even when I was back in Athens, I could still find small miracles, small evidences of life's beauty. Everywhere I go, I try to appreciate the beauty and richness of life. And smile a lot. I smile to everyone and they usually smile back.

Today I realised I have been here for six weeks. When you stay at a place long enough, you connect better. You follow the life of the family you are staying with. I am still having the time of my life, especially when I am playing with a certain two-year-old baby. She's so funny and fun! All children have an endless capacity to play. I'm trying to reach my inner child and play along. The result is laugs and giggles and a lot of screaming and running around laughing! This last photograph is with her. The perfect manicure! For both of us!

Have fun everybody! Laughter is just around the corner!

3 σχόλια:

  1. Ελίνα μου,

    είχα πολύ καιρό να διαβάσω το blog σου. Ήθελα να σε ευχαριστήσω από καρδιάς:

    (1) για όλες αυτές τις ωραίες εικόνες που μας περιγράφεις και μας μεταφέρεις

    (2) για τις υπέροχες φωτογραφίες

    και

    (3) για το ότι μοιράζεσαι τον εαυτό σου με τόση απλότητα και ειλικρίνεια και δεν φοβάσαι να δείξεις ποιά είσαι και να ζήσεις αυτό που είσαι!

    Σου εύχομαι να συνεχίσεις να απολαμβάνεις τη ζωή και το μονοπάτι σου και να συνεχίσεις να είσαι παράδειγμα για όλους τους υπόλοιπους που δεν το έχουμε τολμήσει ακόμη

    Σ' αγαπώ πολύ!
    Αφροδίτη

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  2. Ελινάκι, επί τη ευκαιρία αναφέρω ότι από τότε που άρχισα να διαβάζω το blog σου άρχισα να νοιώθω ότι ήθελα κι εγώ να δημιουργήσω ένα blog. Δεν ήξερα όμως γιατί θέλω να το κάνω, ούτε και ήθελα να σε αντιγράψω. Ήθελα όμως να το κάνω. Σήμερα μου ξεκαθάρισε το γιατί, κι έτσι το έκανα http://realafro.blogspot.com/

    Σ' ευχαριστώ από καρδιάς που μου έδειξες αυτό το δρόμο!

    Σε φιλώ πολύ!

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  3. H Τελευταία σου φράση...κρατιέται.. και σου στέλνω ευχές για καλό σκ :)

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