My walk to and from Krios Beach takes about 2 1/2 hrs including time for a quick swim once there. But some of that time is needed just to get out of Parikia:
Mouragio’s Taverna where we often eat
Agios Konstantinos Church, Kastro
the windmill at the port used as a tourist info center
Coming or Going? Port of Paros
Going! Port of Paros
Paros, port…high speed coming in
bus station, Port of Paros
Today’s mantra comes from “Summertime” sung by Janis Joplin. George Gershwin began composing this song in 1933 after being highly moved by black spiritual music of the south. “Summertime” was sung as a lullaby in “Porgy and Bess“, an opera set in a 1912 North Carolina fishing village where whites had a better life than blacks.
Well, I certainly can’t complain (even tho’ I often do) about anything especially in comparison to many other people on this planet. So the mantra is: Living is easy. And recognizing my good fortune is part of the Aesthetics of Appreciaton: If you’re lucky and don’t know it, it’s like not being lucky at all. So to keep your luck alive, recognize it.
related: “Summertime“, its meaning * “Summertime” lyrics