Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The beauty of Greece



AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

Even if you can’t shape your life
  the way you want,
at least try as much as you can
not to degrade it
by too much contact with the world,
by too much activity and talk.

Do not degrade it by dragging it along,
  taking it around and exposing it so often
to the daily silliness
of social relations and parties,
until it comes to seem a boring hanger-on.

Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933)
Translated by Edmund Keeley
and Philip Sherrard







19 comments:

  1. Bitch, tolle Fotos. Die Ziegen sind schön. Das kleine sschwarze >Zicklein wirde ich gern mal knuddeln. Und dann die Olivenbäume - einfach nur schön.
    Liebe Abendgrüße schickt Dir
    Irmi

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  2. Yes, Greece is beautiful. I am fascinated by your pictures, dear Monika. I enlarged the first picture to look at this little brown baby animal. Among adults he or she looks a little big lost but protected, I think. And trees are so beautiful and different. And the last picture made me envious of two girls in the water. I even could smell the water and feel how warm it is.

    Magnificent pictures!!!! Loving them a lot.

    Many hugs and summer wishes to you, Monika!!!

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  3. Great images Monika! Beautiful!

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  4. Ich wär jetzt gern im Meer.
    LG Sabine

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  5. Very nice photos, Monika! Yes---Greece is beautiful.

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  6. Lovely shots, Monika!


    Aloha from Waikiki;


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  7. Once again your photographs make me dream...
    And Kavafy's poem is so touching.
    Have a beautiful day.
    Costas

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  8. The nature of Greece is superb. If people knew they would swarm in to visit the country, all year round!

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  9. you chose the "it" of Greece:)

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  10. liebe Monika, welche schönen Fotos und Gedanken,
    ja so sollte es sein....
    die Tiere, die Ziegen, die Bäume, das Wasser
    ich kann nur auf Deutsch sagen: ferne Oliven, ein Traum…..
    ganz liebe Grüße von Jasmin

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  11. Lovely place, no?
    You brought good images

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  12. Καλωσόρισεςςςςςςςςςςςςςςςςςςςςςςς
    ΠΟλλα πολλά φιλιάαααααααααααααααααααα

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  13. Oh yes, beautiful indeed ! These photos remind me very much of our time in Rhodes last year - the goats early in the morning, the olive trees, the beautiful beaches and warm (and VERY buoyant) water ! And your photos on your previous post were magnificent - esp. that sunset !

    Thanks for your support and encouragement Monika.

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  14. Beautiful Greece, beautiful words, beautiful Monika!

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  15. wonderful photos, dear monika!
    and great poem of symbolism.
    looks like you had a lovely vacation.

    big hugs!
    betty

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  16. Die Ziegenherde und die alten Olivenbäume, so hab ich Griechenland in Erinnerung.
    Danke für dein Vorbeischauen,
    Bis bald, Uwe-Jens

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  17. WUNDERSCHÖN!! Poli kala!! S'agapao Hellas!

    Ich bin der größte Fan deines Landes und fliege am Dienstag wieder für 2 wunderschöne Wochen "nach Hause", in mein geliebtes Griechenland!

    Ganz liebe Grüße, filakia polla!
    Susaki

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  18. Lovely pictures and appropriate text to go with it.

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  19. Susaki.
    Jedes Wort von dir zeigt deine Liebe zu Griechenland.
    Ich sende dir ebenfalls polla filakia!!!!
    Monika

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