February 10, 2020
In 2002 my friend Zeba (pictured) and I took a two-week trip to Greece. One week we based out of Athens and did many day trips around that city and far beyond. The old history there is breathtaking.
Then we took a week-long cruise to several of the Greek islands and to Kusadasi, Turkey where we toured Ephesus. If my memory serves me correctly, we visited this Icon maker’s shop while we were on the Island of Rhodes. Zeba bought one of the icons and it still hangs in her home today as a cherished memento of the trip. This is a digital scan of a film image taken with my Pentax 35MM SLR.
Neat story: we took a taxi to the port to catch our cruise ship. We hurried out of the cab and were already walking up the gangway to the ship when I realized I didn’t have my camera. I ran back into the sea of hundreds and hundreds of taxis and I was desperately searching for the one that we’d ridden in. I’m so thankful that the driver realized I’d left my camera, and he was circling to try to find me too. We connected and I got the camera back – I was so thankful and tried to tip him for his kindness, but he refused. God is Great! There are millions of good and honest people in this world, and I met one that day. I’d just bought that camera about a week before we went on the trip – so I was thrilled to recover it. Cell phone cameras in 2002 were pretty pitiful.
“Happy is the man I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean Sea.” ~Nikos Kazantzakis
Note: the Aegean Sea is beautiful and awe-inspiring.
Thank you for your comments and critiques, they always make me happy!
Find a happy place today my friends,
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