Friday, April 10, 2015

The Island

It's Day 9 of the  Blogging From A to Z April (2015) Challenge 



I am on an island, a treasure island. But there's no need here for tattered maps and rusty trunks filled with fancy trinkets.

For treasure awaits me around every corner. I see it ancient rocks, in trees bowed low with olives. I feel treasure beneath my feet as I stroll along its golden shores. I find it in the wings of butterflies, petals of flowers, glistening waves and shimmering sunsets.

For here is true treasure, nature's treasure. And it's my treasure for as long as I stay and mine again when I  once again return.

For return I shall to my very own  treasure island.















This piece was inspired by the many trips I've made to the little island of Samos which has remained unspoiled by commercialism, a fate suffered by most of the other Greek islands.Click tab to come with me!

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Tomorrow I am posting a very short and rather dark heart- thumper called called The Journey



32 comments:

  1. I was already craving the beach and the warmth of the sun. This post may have pushed me over the edge! Wonderfully written.

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  2. Makes me feel like visiting the local beach!! Beautifully executed :D

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    1. I can see the beach from my window now, but I'd rather be on my island!

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  3. I've not been to Samos, but I have been to other Greek islands (commercialized but still beautiful for a landlocked person like myself). Nothing is more beautiful than the creation itself.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Mary at The View from my World

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    1. There is something special about the Greek islands that I've not found anywhere else.

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  4. treasure can be found by simply really seeing! Love this!

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  5. we rarely value the treasures bestowed on us, nice piece as usual

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    1. I agree. Everywhere has hidden beauty.

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  6. I wonderful reminder to really appreciate nature in all it's glory, even the simple things.

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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  7. I would love to visit the Greece's islands someday. I've only seen them in pictures and movies and they look gorgeous.

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  8. Lovely! I hope it remains unspoiled. Growing up in the Caribbean I know how things can be commercialized...

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    1. I can only hope it stays that way. Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. That's it! Just being on an island and not somewhere else is treasure enough.

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Co-host
    Twitter: @StephenTremp

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  10. Oh, I so want to go there. It sounds wonderful. Best wishes!

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  11. Ah Greece. Loved Mykonos but was there a very long time ago, perhaps it has changed. My son got married while on a sailboat cruise around the Greek islands, so romantic. The sun was setting on the Adriatic Sea, they said their vows on a hilltop with goats nearby, their bells tinkling, someone rang the bells of the small Greek church, and then they went down the hill where a banquet from the local tavern awaited. Ouzo toasts all around.

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    1. That sounds absolutely idyllic. You've prompted me to have an ouzo right now. Yamas!

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  12. I love Greece. One of my favorite places I've ever visited. Samos sounds incredible.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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    1. It is special.At the moment there is only one plane in and out each week from the UK. As long as it stays that way I'll be happy! Thanks for your good luck wishes - I'm having a ball.

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  13. This reminds me of that personal, peaceful place I create for myself during meditation

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  14. Very nice feeling here. Nature really is the greatest treasure.

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  15. People, some need to find their purpose... giving them the booty chest.

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    1. Indeed they do. Me? I'll make do without it! Thanks for visiting me.

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  16. In the lap of nature, it's very comforting. And that's a treasure in itself.

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  17. Now that's my kind of treasure island too

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