Category Archives: Lifestyle

Propagating Friendship

Summer before last as we were getting ready to leave Paros, my neighbor and adopted sister, Angeliki, gave me some cuttings from her canna lilies. I carefully wrapped them and replanted them once back in Rome. One part I planted … Continue reading

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The Carpet

Despite the drizzle, we walked to the Chinese restaurant to have lunch. Leaves that once hung over our heads were now matted on the ground—a melancholic reminder of existential change.

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Autumn Pyjamas

The leaves are falling even on my pyjamas.

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Rita’s Periwinkle

My neighbor left flowers for me. I put them in a pot next to the door. They’re better than a welcome mat.

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The Front Porch

This is our front porch. A few years ago, weather permitting, we started eating our meals here. And it changed our rapport with the neighbourhood. When neighbours walk by, we exchange greetings. A Kalimera here and a Kalimera there has … Continue reading

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