Sometimes, I admit, I really love primitive scenarios of writing on a type-writer in a secluded spot somewhere, ‘far away’.
There’s something so liberal about that notion..
And if I could make it work that way for me, for some period of time, I would..
One summer in Greece, by chance, I found a perfect little white-washed house right above a beach and away from the Mykonos town hoopla.
I could very distinctly and lucidly visualize myself there, exercising my creative and literary liberties, extracting inspiration from the simplest things like the palette of the Aegean and the types of wind lashing around..
I think that fantasy is just going to hunt me until I make it a reality.
Yet, somehow, it seems even more distant, right here and right now.
you, know… until you see the consequences, you won’t know whether that move you made was right or wrong
when you chisel it down to the core of your feelings, past the layers of what you promised, what you’re expected to do or what’s ‘right’, the only one that remains is what you really want to do
but hey, that’s the only one that matters anyhow
“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”
Surfers are a bit like heroin addicts: their worldly possessions are a board and an irrational obsession with the waves. Nothing else needed.
I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?”
- Edgar Allan Poe
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I clear my mind, and it’s almost a meditation. It’s almost a hypnosis
I’ve surrendered to the present. And it’s so intimate, it’s almost.. an illusion View full article »
It’s always really exciting when you can do something on a whim, especially if that whim is happening somewhere else
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“Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.”
This is my article that went up on TravelCultureMag.
All the predictions have materialized and there’s no escaping the realization that the face of the world is changing. The Earth is evolving and going through natural cycles, but it is more so apparent that the growth of population and our living habits are influencing this change.
But before you start to cheer for noticeably less precipitation, warmer winters and scorching summers, think about adapting to extreme weather conditions: desertification and rising sea levels, droughts and floods, and the loss of biodiversity (because animal species are not as adaptable to these new patterns).
Ok, maybe you don’t care about the animals. But what about us? We are blaming past generations for not considering the implications of their actions and burdening us with saving the planet, but we are exerting even more pressure on the environment, and the future generation, which doesn’t really have a future, the way things stand now. I envision my children’s children wearing gas masks and living in domed cities. View full article »