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Dreaming of Greece

Dreaming of Greece

Before I die, I will sleep in a temple in Greece, a temple dedicated to Aphrodite. I will wake transformed, and wander the hills and valleys once seen by Achilles, Diomedes, Perseus and Heracles. I will find the place where Odysseus came ashore after his exile. I will find the treasures of Mycenae and walk where Agamemnon walked. Athena will watch over me. I will not let a moment pass without finding the ancients in the air. Before Nietzsche, Greece…

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Ah, Greece!

Ah, Greece!

The Party’s Over Athens four o’clock in the morning… Early white      bright  sunlight      creeping over the      Parthenon:  the city asleep, the ancients awake, as always,      mentally sinewed,      nodding knowingly at their modern counterparts      whose muscle only      has softened– hard cunning, irresistible      charm adamantine– taxiing home      from Plaka     Ah, Greece!   As though looking for the Nativity beneath the neon lights of Christmas hawkers, we searched Greece and found sicca…

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