Friday, 19 April 2013

Fisherman's Blues Dreaming Escape

My dreams are as clear as the Mediterranean blue sky: to travel everywhere and to see the world. I would like you (all of you, people!) to join me! By seeing the world I only hope to understand it better, to feel life in my veins the way I feel the breeze in my hair and the sun on my face. I sometimes feel that Europe is my playground, as I love the whole of it and it feels so familiar! It’s where my dreams originate from in the first place: my dreams draw from the glorious history of Europe, ever since its mythological birth - marvelous Ancient marbles shining in the Mediterranean light are to account for the birth of the Old Continent , known once as 'The Old World', as if a spring of dreams that were to be spread and to build New Worlds by just being turned into visible reality, in the pursuit of happiness as a plain and simple purpose in one's life. Ever since then, so many things have happened - things that gave meaning to our modern lives… I can only think now of the United States and all I can say is that my dreams head towards that direction way too often! My dreams (those born in Europe) head towards that direction: the U.S.!? I often wish I could cross all of the States by bike and live my own American dream! Again and again! Route 66, baby!

Some other times, I wish I could take life more or less seriously, I wish I could go on studying … forever. Lying on the pathway of my dreams I often find myself in Oxford. And I first fly there, not knowing absolutely anyone from before … and then I picture myself lodged in a Travelodge Oxford hotel, lying in my bed thinking of my first day at the university... How will it be? Will I make friends? Will I manage to dig deep into the secrets of knowledge and how deep will I dive? Will I step on the steps of Oxford’s old students, many enlightened thinkers among them, Nobel Prize winners as we all know it well … And what will I bring new to humanity? Will I get to discover the place where some of my favorite writers – dreamers themselves, I gather used to hang out? T S Eliot, John Le Carre, Aldous Huxley, C S Lewis, J R R Tolkien, just to mention a few... oh boy… what a dream!

While I dream, I try to cherish what I have… and these feel plenty as I offer, as they feel fewer and scarce if I only keep to myself. So, allow me, please, to share with you the sun, the sky, good healthy laughter, expectations, wishes and desires, rhythms and music, deeply rooted beliefs awaiting to be challenged, wine and roses, ladies and gentlemen that you see in the window of a fancy restaurant, girls and boys camping on a pristine beach on their fluffy clouds of sand and all the knowledge and teaching all these bring along. Wish I could cherish these and many more to all those ready to take their path and keep walking, sightseeing the wonders of life, diving into the beauty of journeys on roads that never end, but keep on taking you to truths you might have never thought of before. Since it is mostly about the journey and not the destination, one will find out on the way the meaning of walking lightly. There is meaning in the lyrics of a song I have always loved:

“I will be the fisherman
With light in my head,
With you in my arms... “

Let's all sail together, dance on the music of my dreams! The steps will bring us joy! Enjoy!


  1. how fortunate you have been to travel so much, to explore the world the way you have.... Your photos are wonderful! Thank you for visiting and following my blog:-)

  2. Thank you for your comment and for following my blog Laura :)

  3. It's my dream to travel the world over too. At least we've been to some places, if not the world over! Beautiful pics, Elias!

    1. Hi Michelle,
      yes! We will always keep in the memories of all the places we visited till now...
      and we will always search for more :)