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July 22nd, 2008


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02:48 pm - Wondering Why We Ever Go Home: Greece, 2007

Thar be Centaurs!
YARRRRGH!
So, from the trip I took 15 months ago, I've finally gotten all the journal entries posted.

See the "greece" tag for all entries related to Greece.

I haven't made a post yet about how the trip itself went. Sure, I hinted at it, and I did post all the fully unedited entries from the trip (some of the grammar is atrocious, but I left it entirely unedited), but I didn't really talk a lot about the entire thing.

While I might write a bit more over time about what I saw and did, and while I might post some more pictures, for now, those of you who didn't get a chance to read all of it might find it cool to slip back through the old entires.

Sights I missed:
  • The ghostly reenactment of Marathon that occurs each night
  • The plain of Marathon itself
  • Sparta
  • The theatre at Epidaurus
  • Delos
  • Olympia
  • Brauron (sorta: I was there, but not "there", ya know?)
  • Wherever the "Centaurs this way" sign led
  • Tasting "The Liquid Food Experience"
  • The Cave of St. Dionysus on Mt. Olympus
  • The monestary of St. Barabra
Clearly, I must return.

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The monasteries at Meteora | The monastery of St. Barbara | A view of Mt. Olympus from Dion

Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Son of a Son of a Sailor", -JB

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From:chronarchy
Date:July 23rd, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Dunno whether it "works," but it's just sort of how it goes.

Ghosts and the restless dead don't really have a place in the cosmos for me: they're chaotic and outside of the realm of possibility, really. Aliens have their own issues, which are similar but not entirely the same.

Perhaps it's because I've spent too much time reading the PGM, but there's little honest use for a ghost, or the wandering dead, in my opinion.
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From:mischevousblend
Date:July 23rd, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Maybe we have different definitions of "ghost" - I think there can be meaningful interactions with spirits of those that have passed on - but I usually think of them as Spirits of our ancestors versus "ghosts". I do think there can be residual energy that "repeats" itself, but they aren't sentient beings.

Do you think that you may be missing out on some cool experiences by dismissing them as not possible?
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 23rd, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
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*nods* Ancestral spirits are different to me than ghosts, as well, and meaningful interaction is possible with them. However, they don't hang out *here* in my general conception.

I might be missing out on cool experiences, I suppose, but generally this attitude just makes me less afraid of the dark, I've noticed :)
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From:mischevousblend
Date:July 23rd, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Ah, I see. :)

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