Thank You for Greece and the Greeks. “I came to the Greeks early, and I found answers in them. Greece’s great men let all their acts turn on the immortality of the soul. We don’t really act as if we believed in the soul’s immortality and that’s why we are where we are today.” Edith Hamilton‘s golden words express my thoughts perfectly.
Today I am in a frozen country where the temperature -21°C. From the other hand I have a pleasure of warming my soul by paintings of Greek artist Pantelis Zografos with harmonious poetic accompaniment of genius Oscar Wilde.
The sea was sapphire coloured, and the sky
Burned like a heated opal through the air;
We hoisted sail; the wind was blowing fair
For the blue lands that to the eastward lie.
From the steep prow I marked with quickening eye
Zakynthos, every olive grove and creek,
Ithaca’s cliff, Lycaon’s snowy peak,
And all the flower-strewn hills of Arcady.
The flapping of the sail against the mast,
The ripple of the water on the side,
The ripple of girls’ laughter at the stern,
The only sounds: -when ‘gan the West to burn,
And a red sun upon the seas to ride,
I stood upon the soil of Greece at last!
Thank you for warming me by sharing a pleasure of dreaming about wonderful land, Greece, where great men let all their acts turn on the immortality of the soul.
15 thoughts on “Greece”
Most interesting, thank you for sharing this!
A lovely place for a goddess like yourself. 😉
These painting really do warm the soul.. And its good to use the imagination to keep warm…. Love and Blessings
These are really beautiful paintings.
the paintings are marvelous! One of my all-time fav movies series is called Before Sunrise, Sunset, and Midnight. The last installment, Before Midnight, was shot in Greece. Very mysterious and romantic!
lovely post 🙂
Im blown away by the color and the liveliness of the scenes painting. I have been dreamiong of going to GReece I hope to go and see thing for myself. Til then this painting are awesome
How warming! Love it!
What beautiful paintings. Thank you for enriching us with this beautiful art Glorialana.
I am always thankful for that turquoise elephant you gave me last year! I am inviting you to join my friends and me at my Picnic post! What food item will you bring? You are being nominated for The Sunshine Award! You spread kindness, love and beauty to all who read you, my dear! Smiles, Robin
beautifully reminds me
of a special holiday in greece 🙂
Beautiful! Greece is on my bucket list.
The artwork is beautiful as are the words!
visited greece many years ago…lovely. hugs for reminding me…
Beautiful…really enjoying your blog!