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  I am beginning to write from a cool Athenian yard. One of those hidden suburban yards that is very old Athens –it has lemon trees, a big jasmine plant, iron benches, sleepy cats and way too many clay pots. But the most beautiful thing about this yard isn’t actually in it: it is the […]

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  • Peter Macken17/06/2016 - 2:02 pm

    A lovely written little piece Maria.ReplyCancel

In every small island dock, during magic hour, you can see a motorbike or bicycle and a couple of men fishing with rod. Magic hour fishermen don’t talk much: they stay focused on the water surface -that on these calm winter days- looks like a mirror, reflecting all pink and purple sky shades, as well […]

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Minute by minute, hour by hour, purple flakes of light find their way back into afternoon skies, stealing February dullness and giving away hints of more comfortable days to come. Of days filled with light and filled with time; time to waste listening to cicadas or magical island concerts, drinking beer and feeling happily insomniac. […]

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When it comes to romantic love, somewhere between the warm sense of belonging and the excitement of discovering a whole different other, lies the secret of many happy relationships. I know the above sentence sounds boring and cliché –but it actually isn’t; We want connection, familiarity, comfort as well as adventure, surprise, novelty; and although […]

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