Greece Travel Journal, Part Six (final)
great essay and I'm glad that you managed to relax with your absolutely insanely handsome husband. (BTW if there is ever a respiratory issue when on the road you can get amazing results from steaming with aromatics like thyme or eucalyptus or yarrow. the towel over the head boiled water in a bowl thing that can generally be rustled up on the fly)
When harvesting mugwort one night, atop of the mountain, by the moon, she appeared often as a spider. Artemis(ia) has alot of the weaver about her. That same night I received a vision around healing and yet there was this washing machine that kept appearing. wtf? took me _years_ to understand that this was in reference to the cycles.
it takes years but the threads are just so damn colorful to (be)hold
Where can I find more of your written experience, please. It is strange (in a good way....I think... and raises many questions. I hope your husband is well.
Still reading. Pausing to share a bit.
"A number of stakeholders are currently working on raising awareness on the ‘lost river’, proposing potential solutions for its sustainable re-introduction in the Athenian landscape."
This touches upon a fascination I have. I'm fascinated by the fact -- history and details -- of burying creeks (usually, they were creeks) in cities. I'm also fascinated--naturally--in the history and facts of "daylighting" these creeks (and rivers) -- bringing them back up from their underground tomb.
When I researched this topic some years ago, I was shocked to learn the primary reason urban creeks were buried in the not-so-very-long-ago. Absent modern water filtration plants (themselves a problem to discuss at another time), before recent modern times, urban creeks were far too often treated as human waste removal systems -- or sewers. These naturally stank badly. And so burying them seemed to make sense at the time.
Now back to reading this fascinating essay / article. Thanks!
The best explanation I have read for the uncanny valley effect is that the reaction insured our ancestors were cautious around dead bodies ("looks human but isn't")--given that they may have disease, septicity, or vermin.
Rhyd, I so enjoy your writings and the stories you tell feel like I’m listening to a kindred spirit. Thank you.
Did you feel anything when you stepped into the church on top of Menez Hom? I ask because I felt like I was on the brink of a very deep hole when I stepped in, and had to walk around the edge of the room to get to the altar. It was right in the centre of the building.
I thought this was all just wonderful to read. Thank you for sharing your journey.