The gate to rural paradise
In his book “Aleph” Paulo Coelho describes a ceremony with his spiritual guide: They both lay their hands on a 400 year old oak tree and say a Sufi pray in which they express appreciation, prayers and thanks to the Almighty.
Coelho goes on to ask why they performed this ritual, can it make them better people ?The guide responds that people should touch trees more often as in doing so one comes into contact with something deep in ones soul, the most primal part, that closest to the beginng of all things…
Coming across very old olive tree by the side of the road as I travel in Greece, I am instantly reminded of this idea from Paulo Coelho”s book and stop the car.
With an olive tree
Sheep at a distance
Visiting the Argolidas in Greece , we let the road lead us..
We drove along winding roads, up and down hills and besides some sheep, there was no other person insite. Each time we came around a mountain bend, a new majestic scene was revealed. The Argolic landscape is one of green fields, olive groves, villages rooted high up in the mountains, wide grazing plains and lonely, bare mountain tops. It is no wonder that the ancient greeks, faced with this glorious countryside were inspired philosophically and in the arts and sciences, laying the corner stones of our modern civilisation.
Lagoons in the distance
An old olive trunk
A roadside chapel in the middle of nowhere
A Chapel by the road
Suddenly, at the a distance, among the hills, the sea made an appearance..
What I wore: Shades – Carolina Lemke ; Dress in Paisley pattern- Castro ; white sneakers – Republic ; Neckless – self made Ethiopian silver + old beads.
I wish you a lovely weekend and an amazing Summer!