Urban travel tales

a bench with a view

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This blog post is an experiment in poetic prose to go with photos from the island of Kea or Tzia that have inspired them. 

I was honoured to see it reviewed by the highly acclaimed Exile Room, an art space and a very active non-profit organisation operating at the centre of Athens. They specialise in making documentaries and screening some of the boldest, most challenging ones from the international scene. They also organise seminars and host the most hospitable events.
Thank you Exile Room to be featured in your website!
http://www.exileroom.gr/en/take-a-walk-on-the-urban-side/

Let me talk about these humble benches.

Colour washes out, wood ages, and they stand there, year after year,
next to their companions the trees, with the same 
dignity,
the same pride and resilience, regardless of their looks,
brushed by the elements, their skin dried out, chameleons, in silence.

When spring comes, they are revisited, painted in a hurry to conceal the bruises.  

So here we come, the two of us to stretch out our legs, stumbling upon rocks hidden under the green.
 Let’s take a breath, you say and we sit on this bench.

For a moment we are pinned there, the two of us
inhaling the view, the metallic shine of the sea –
what a floating embrace!

Out of so many things and moments,
fragile and simple,
ephemeral and anonymous,
one bench will stand out,
with the initials of our nick names
carved in the middle of a heart….

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