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.
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.