July 14th, 2008
|12:55 pm - Wondering Why We Ever Go Home: Greece, 2007|
Journal Entry 15
Awaiting the Sunset at Sounyo
While viedansante and zylch take photographs (including one of me squinting into the sun), I merely sit with my back to Poseidon's temple and await the sunset.
Had I scheduled like everyone else, tonight would be my last night in Greece. Olympus, though, is calling me back. I expect to see the summit in two nights, around this time.
Right now, I find myself hoping to see the sunset as the God Poseidon saw it 2,500 years ago.
viedansante (best travel partner ever)
and myself in front of
the Temple of Poseidon
The sign at Sunyo | Temple of Poseidon | Temple of Poseidon
While awaiting sunset, I strolled down to the water's edge to make offerings. Then zylch and I enjoyed a Two Powers meditation on the rocks.
Before me was the light on the waters, shining brightly already. There was no need for more than a few breaths, and I was gone into the Powers.
I focused my attention on the waters at the edge of the earth rather than those "dark, magnetic waters" we Ohioans seem to need to focus on. The noise of the waves on the rocks, the shining sun on the water before me, and the sudden increase in activity from the sea all moved me into a complete trance quickly.
The sea had been calm before, just a moment earlier. Now waves rose high, and crashed more violently, as I called out to the waters.
The sun came down hotter than before, and the reflection of the sun on the waters became a reflection of the sun on me.
Deep within me, the Powers combined, and a shining flow was created.
Sunset I | Sunset II | Parting Shot
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: calm
Current Music: "Turnabout", -JB
Two words: WOW! and Envious! :)
Two journal entries left from that trip. It's been over a year.
I'm debating over whether to post one today, or tomorrow. . .
. . . But I think that what you want is the entry that will follow it: Photos from Mt. Olympus itself.
Out sick today: While the entry is entirely written, it's on my work machine :) So, tomorrow. Sorry! :)
Awww, sorry to hear you are sick! I hope you feel better soon! I will look forward to seeing them tom. :)
I don't know if I've ever said this, but I think you make an excellent preist (not that you need my approval, certainly), but I feel, an extreme comfort with you that I have rarely felt with spiritual leaders of any sort, which is simply that I don't perceive as seeing yourself "above" anyone else.
*big giant gimpy hugs*
Yay, gimpy hugs!
And thank you; it means a lot to me :)
Besides, who'd want to be above someone else, when they can roll in the mud together?
Best travel partner, ever? Hmmm...Flattery will get you everywhere!
w00t! Everywhere is where I want to be!