The Odyssey~ part 2~ The Journey

Hope the voyage is a long one. May there be many a summer morning when, with what pleasure, what joy, you come into harbors seen for the first time …

~ C P Cavafy

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As the early morning fog slowly evaporates, rocky islands emerge from the deep blue Aegean rising from the seafoam like Aphrodite into the mists of heaven.

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The ferry glides through the Aegean seamlessly navigating through the Islands of Paros, Naxos, Ios to reach our final destination…Santorini.

 

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After what seems a long mystical meandering through blue sea and white Islands out of the mist appears a monolith of monumental proportions. A black and red volcanic rock that eclipses all other Islands and takes my breath away. So imposing is this wall of remaining rock after the Minoan volcanic eruption that you can only stare open mouthed with eyes filled with wonder at all the ancient history steeped in that rock. It’s a part of my history too. I’ve come here to reconnect to it.

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I have arrived but the journey into the heart and soul of Santorini and into my own story is just beginning…

 

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