Strolling into Calm

Monday, 5 September 2011

Let me take you on a journey...


Begin at the beach... there's no need to hurry


Amble along the driftwood pathway...



Pass through the archway...



Take some time to smell the summer flowers as you go


Soon you'll see the hammock -
rest there a while if you like...




Or you may choose to enter the cool, airy tent




With its billowing cotton sides and smooth wooden floor...



Take some time to stretch out on a yoga mat,
relax your body and still your mind for a few moments...




When you're ready leave the tent and you'll be greeted by
the beautiful Greek countryside - endless meadows and olive groves,
watched over by ancient hills in the distance



Make your way through the groves and before long
you'll see signs of the local way of life:
a daily commute home far removed from your own...




As the day grows old and the shadows get longer, let's continue our stroll...


If you're getting hungry, nature will provide:
fresh mulberries and pomegranates will quench your thirst...





One more bend in the lane, and suddenly you'll catch a glimpse
of whence you came: take in the view, enjoy it,
breathe in the calmness it brings
and keep it with you as you slowly amble back home - refreshed, revitalised and ready to take on the world again...



Lefkas, Greece
Summer 2011


2 comments:

  1. I loved Lefkas when I went about 7 years ago, then a few years later I went to Zante and it pretty much spoiled Greece for me. This is a great set, really chilled and I love your story-telling. It also reminds me to book a holiday...

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