My daily walks to Krios continue.
My destination is right in front of me.
But, luckily, not everyone has the same destination.
In the distance, you can see a row of tamarisk trees creating shade for the sidewalk.
Not everyone shares the same kind of shade.
Two years ago, the red beetle plagued the palms of Paros and many had to be destroyed. This one was born again in the form of tables.
Tamarisks at Livadia.
If I were to write an ode to a tree, it would be to the tamarisk. (As you can see, I’ve already written about them HERE). The tamarisks have long slender branches and even longer tap roots than can suck up water that’s deep in the ground. They even like the salty water found near the sea and for this reason populate so many beaches. I am grateful for their presence as their shade shelters me from the harshness of the sun.
The mantra for today comes from The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”. In this song, we’re warned that war is just a shot away and life is threatened. Today, in life outside of the song, there are so many wars going on and indications of an even bigger one to come. Shelter is needed by a multitude of people and in a heavy duty way. I am lucky and have that shelter. So my mantra today is a prayer of gratitude: “I have shelter, I have shelter” chanted with a smile on my face.
In this version, Lisa Fischer lays on the vibrations!
And many thanks to Pier for taking Volver to the vet while I took my walk!