Travelogue

November 13, 2013 § 2 Comments

In a previous post:

I also visited one of the most beautiful Cyclades island, Sifnos, after a long time of not having done so. It was a real homecoming for me, for body and spirit. A superb feeling.

So why no travelogue about Greece this year? Although I returned to Germany in August, my constant lack of free time due to parenting and work responsibilities feels more like a cheap excuse than the true reason for my silence.

My silence is more the result of my grief for Greece. Paraphrasing Seferis: Greece grieves me too much at the moment. It grieves me too much to write about the present ill-fated everyday life of so many I know, and because I do not do that I feel too guilty to praise its beauty, even though I should. Because Greece is, and will always be, a beauty kissed by the Mediterranean Sea.

I still haven’t found all the words, but then again, in place of words, I sometimes take photos with my analog camera:

Departure

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 Arrival

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 The Myth

 
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Lost

 
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 Waiting

 
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 Archipelago

 
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 The Visitors

 
 
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 High Noon

 
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 The Wind

 
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Night Falling

 
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 Departure

 
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§ 2 Responses to Travelogue

  • Tristan says:

    Missed, but adore, these, Magda – they make me nostalgic for a place I’ve never been. Also, love that, for a moment, you put aside the knot of words and let the camera do the talking. I think I like shot seven (blue door, blue railing, glimpse into a life) the most.

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  • Magda Kapa says:

    Thank you, Tristan. You might have never been to Greece, but since you’ve been, as I remember from your lovely photos and notes, to the other side of the Aegean, doesn’t surprise me that you recognize and miss this place, too.

    If you like my photos, do use the ‘exit to flickr’ here which is the In Place of Words page to find more there.

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