From the Inside Looking Out


This is the view I have every morning when I drink my coffee. It makes me glow inside and gives the day a good start.

It’s a view with so many stories. There’s the little table where we have lunch when it isn’t hot and say “kalimera” to people walking by. Then there’s the white petunias that Rita gave me before she left because she knows I like flowers so much. And the airplane plant in the hanging basket is from a cutting Connie gave me the summer she was into propagation and rooting away. I love the orange of Angeliki’s trumpet vine but I like her apricot tree even more because every summer she climbs on the roof to pick the apricots to make jam (and gives us a jar!). We could never have a regular screen door otherwise Volver, our cat, couldn’t go in and out as he pleases. Sometimes he naps in one of the chairs after biting at the lemon grass or sits on the wall so that, if they happen to walk by, sight-seeing tourists can photograph him. There’s often a beach towel or two draped on the chairs indicating we’ve been to the beach. Everything I see is talking.

This view is a book of short stories just waiting to be read.

Above is a photo I took many many years ago on the island of Giglio (Tuscany). Seemingly incongruous, those three doors next to each other struck me as some kind of philosophical statement. Although each one was different in height, color, and design, their purpose was the same. Like people. Despite our divergences, we are all related. We are all equals.

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8 Responses to From the Inside Looking Out

  1. Cristina Margarita Gomez Sarabia says:

    Que hermosura de patio. Me encanta y me encantan los recuentos de vivencias llenas de pasion y observaciones filosoficas. No comento frecuentemente, pero leo todas y cada una de tus entradas con mucho gusto. Un abrazo. Sigue disfrutando la oportunidad que tienes de estar en otro lugar. Nosotros, aun en confinamiento desde ya hace 7 meses. Nada de que quejarnos. Disfrutando de nuestro trabajo, casa y jardin y por supuesto de nuestra mutua compañia Jorge y yo.

    • Como siempre, es un placer tener noticias tuyas. Gracias por tus dulces pensamientos y por leer siempre mis publicaciones … me da energía. El confinamiento es difícil, pero un jardín y una buena compañía son una bendición en esos momentos. besos desde lejos

  2. sherry says:

    love the pictures and commentary of your Paros Paradise….. So jealous

  3. Lyn Shakespeare says:

    Makes me so homesick for Paros. Good to see your lovely words. Xx P.s. Please change the email address to below
    NB: I have a new email address. The old one is no longer checked. Please use doll@lynshakespeare.com

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    Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 at 10:51 PM
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    Subject: [New post] From the Inside Looking Out

    Art for Housewives posted: ” This is the view I have every morning when I drink my coffee. It makes me glow inside and gives the day a good start. It’s a view with so many stories. There’s the little table where we have lunch when it isn’t hot and say “kalimera” to people wal”

  4. Yvonne says:

    I absolutely adored this post. Your little patio, and the stories attached, are so tempting.

    Kalimera!

  5. Kalimera! Thank you so much for liking my posts and making me feel good. a presto!

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