The currently reigning mood and the nearing holiday season seems to have inspired a wave of creative nostalgia and a need to share with others. I chose two of the respondents to my blog to share here with you.
The black and white photo is by our local priest, Pater Konstantinos. He is a native of Paleo Klima with a deep love for the village of his birth, which was nourished in him by his mother Kyria Magdaleni, the last of the indigenous population to leave the village. The photo sent to me by Pater Konstantinos is in fact a colour photo, taken at night from a high spot over the old village, looking towards Loutraki and the port of Glossa.
The second choice is a poetic composition complete with photos: 'Autumn Light'. The author and photographer, Rafael Pittman, is an old friend and flatmate from when I lived in the UK. Although the photos are not of Skopelos, under the circumstances and in view of world wide shared events, I feel that this can be overlooked.
A neighbour muzzled as never before
walking her open mouthed hound
Autumn light illuminates lonely
leaves about to be released to flutter
to the ground
A beam of hope to save us from the
ghost of the unspeakable.
To strike at what cannot be seen and
bring back joy to us the people.
The last of lockdown and hello to
Christmas in London Town.
18 November 2020