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Longer jumps 🏃 ↔


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Nana big on Google
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Atheras Ikaria – dancing on the shark’s dorsal fin
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summer in Ikaria will be beautiful.
I also wish for it to be active
and alive and free and
absolutely elastic!

😋 Like last year! 😋


Thank you for looking me up!
Thank you for reading me!



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'Niña voladora en Ikaria' by A v r i l on Instagram
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'Σαλτάροντας...' by hliaskost on Instagram
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First Love Yourself ———-🚀, by George Kanakis on Instagram
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In Eleni's blog in Ikaria, 'Keep it till last summer' an article reporting the adventures of last summer on the island through photos on Instagram In Eleni's blog in Ikaria, 'Keep it till last summer' an article reporting the adventures of last summer on the island through photos on Instagram In Eleni's blog in Ikaria, 'Keep it till last summer' an article reporting the adventures of last summer on the island through photos on Instagram In Eleni's blog in Ikaria, 'Keep it till last summer' an article reporting the adventures of last summer on the island through photos on Instagram In Eleni's blog in Ikaria, 'Keep it till last summer' an article reporting the adventures of last summer on the island through photos on Instagram

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Saturday, February 16,, 2019
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sun in the gulch


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αστέ όхι αύγουστο
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Sun in the gulch
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Up on the trees + Down on our knees


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Picking Olives 1 Picking Olives 2

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The Answer to How is Yes!


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Don't dig! Climb!

The title of this entry says everything. I found it under a picture by ‘Bill Balance’ in Flickr

As you can see it’s a book by Peter Block. Here you can read the excerpt. From this excerpt I am quoting a few phrases and sentences:There is depth in the question «How do I do this?» that is worth exploring. The question is a defense against the action.

on stacking stones in Ikaria

There is something in the persistent question How? that expresses each person’s struggle between having confidence in their capacity to live a life of purpose and yielding to the daily demands of being practical.

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It has always struck me that I can write or speak the most radical thoughts imaginable. I can advocate revolution, the end of leadership, the abolition of appraising each other, the empowerment of the least among us, the end of life on the planet as we know it, and no one ever argues with me. The only questions I hear are «How do you get there from here? Where has this worked?

We often avoid the question of whether something is worth doing by going straight to the question «How do we do it?»

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Nana climbs Ikaria

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«What do you do when you find yourself in a hole?» His answer was, «The first thing you do is stop digging.»– …

to act as if we already knew how-we just have to figure out what is worth doing. It would give priority to aim over speed.

Plagia in Ikaria

In the face of the struggle to know what matters to us, and to act on it, we have to be gentle with ourselves. We live in a culture that lavishes all of its rewards on what works, a culture that seems to value what works more than it values what matters.

The phrase «what matters» is shorthand for our capacity to dream, to reclaim our freedom, to be idealistic, and to give our lives to those things which are vague, hard to measure, and invisible.

Pounta under Plagia in Ikaria

When we ask How? we are really making a statement: What we lack is the right tool. The right methodology. We are mechanics who cannot find the right wrench.

There are more important questions, and How? should be asked later rather than sooner. We are at times so eager to get practical right away that we set limits on ourselves. We become imprisoned in our belief that we don’t know how and therefore need to keep asking the question. Also, in our search for tools, we become what we seek: a tool.We reduce ourselves to being primarily pragmatic and utilitarian.

Chapel over Platamonas in Plagia

What is really interesting about How? is that we are asking a question to which we already have the answer

One way of understanding the meaning of the question How? is to consider it as an expression of our wish for control and predictability.

Olive trees in Plagia

If knowing How? offers us the possibility of more control and predictability, then we may have to sacrifice them to pursue what matters.

Choosing to act on «what matters» is the choice to live a passionate existence, which is anything but controlled and predictable.

Unattended goats in Ikaria

Acting on what matters is, ultimately, a political stance, one whereby we declare we are accountable for the world around us.

Giving priority to what matters is the path of risk and adventure, but I also believe that the institutions and culture that surround us are waiting for us to transform them into a fuller expression of our own desires.

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We have the potential to reclaim and experience our freedom and put our helplessness behind us.

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We have the capacity to experience an intimate connection with other people and with all we come in contact with, rather than feeling that we exist in relationships born of barter and instrumentality.

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We also have the capacity and maturity to live a life of service and engagement, rather than the primary pursuit of entitlement and interests that focus on ourselves.

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Monday May 11, 2009 – 01:44pm (EEST)

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Couldn’t agree more.


– The phrase «what matters» is shorthand for our capacity to dream, to reclaim our freedom, to be idealistic, and to give our lives to those things which are vague, hard to measure, and invisible. – Choosing to act on «what matters» is the choice to live a passionate existence, which is anything but controlled and predictable. – One way of understanding the meaning of the question How? is to consider it as an expression of our wish for control and predictability. Well expressed. Thank you for sharing, agrimi ♥
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Once I wrote you about «going with the flow»… When you trust your emotions, you don’t need to know «how»… Decide what matters to you and the universe will provide the «how».

Thanks, Nana, for typing all this out and highlighting – I hadn’t come across it before.

Makes me think of how the «hero» in quest stories, like for instance Chihiro in «Spirited Away»…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTyJBfPX2mY

…has to start her quest without knowing the «how» of it all. The «how» would be too much to stomach, or to remember.

At last a theory to get away with all the «hows» and «wheres» that people ask you. But cuz I know you will never give up giving answers, according to this theory, which of the two is more important for finding the way? An mp3 player or a gps?


an mp3 player ☺

«The Answer to How is Yes» theory is an advanced combination of the «Just do it» and the «Follow your heart» theories. Let’s take the last one first. ‘Follow your heart and then just do it’ is cool. But what if you don’t know where your heart is? What if it’s cold? How (here is «how» :lol) do you kickstart it? You need stimulation for the heart. Yes, the mp3 player is the right gadget!

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Young birds never ask how to fly, they don’t get a lecture on the theory of aviation or the bernoulli principle. When their feathers are long enough, mother gives them a rude kick in the rear and they are off the nest, flying.
Asking someone «How» is a human weakness, half of the how is our fear of the unknown, the other half is having this someone share the blame if we fail to execute the instructions right.


Agrimi, we all know where our heart is. We just need to stay alone from time to time and tune in with its beats.
Usually, there is so much noise around and we get distracted.
~~~The young bird’s mother has the «know-how» (rude kick in the rear) encoded in her genes 🙂 just like the young bird’s father knows how to build a nest.Looks like we «need something -> think about or experiment -> find the way how -> and the knowledge is being saved in DNA»Maybe that’s how the talent can become a heritage from generation to generation…Too many scattered thoughts coming to my mind. Nice entry, indeed!

«Just do it. Find and follow your heart. Find what matters and do it.»

Did I summarize it?


Somebody here is either a natural born leader or is just skillful in making rimes.

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We don’t have the genes. We don’t have the ‘know how’. We don’t know and we don’t have the will to know. We do as we are told to do. But… oh come on, read the excerpt more carefully! ‘Simon G’ falls nearer to the point, as usual. It’s all about will power and in fact in some cases, having no second choice.

South Rocks Ikaria

As you can see, I didn’t highlight any phrases in the comments. Though I was harsh («agrimi») in my last comment, I agree with everybody. After all there is no point in debating but living a life of service and engagement, rather than the primary pursuit of entitlement and interests that focus on ourselves.

 Kalou Rocks Ikaria

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Riding the Jumping Goats


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Briareus, or Aegeon, the god of storm

BodySurfing at Messakti Beach, Ikaria island Aegean sea
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( * title inspired from an interesting etymology of the word «Aegean»)

Did you know the ancient Greeks had a god for bodysurfing? His name was Briareus. He didn’t look much like human because he was an ancient god from before the time of the Olympians. He was a goatish creature with a tail of a fish. Some say he was like a Capricorn like me!  It goes on like …
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Ikaria 296 by isl_gr.

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Bodysurfing Messakti beach, Ikaria by angeloska.

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We in Wave Playground

… and on and on … there I start to feel cold …

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… and on and on … as the light went lower and green …

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… and on and on … oops, bad roll~ .

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… and on and on … as the light went off …

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… and on and on … at last the perfect bodysurf! …

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… and on and on … nearer and nearer …

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… so you get out and take a good rest …

… and on and on WITHOUT PHOTOS …

______________________________________________ RESPECT THE PRACTICAL SAFETY RULE!!!

Χρονική Αναλογία για Παιχνίδι με Ασφάλεια στα Κύματα .

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Friday September 12, 2008 – 10:56am (EEST)
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New friend Lambrini in Ikaria painted surfers on pebbles a month later…

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Photobucket Photobucket I think they are great and I happen to know the young surfer!

And now enjoy the slideshow!!!!

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Saturday March 7, 2009 – 01:47am (EET)

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Λαγουδότοπος πριν και μετά που χιόνισε


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lagoudina Ikaria

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Χειμώνας, στο δρόμο για το Σελίνι και τους Καταρράκτες Ρυάκα,

ένα μαγικό τόπο που ανακάλυψα πρώτη εγώ!

19 selini pool by angeloska

Φωτό ‘angeloska’ – προδημοσίευση, δώρο!

Λαγουδότοπος πριν τον Χιονιά by angeloska

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Hiking route scouting winter 3  LS_RAQU.093
Φωτό ‘angeloska’ – προδημοσίευση, δώρο κι αυτό.

Λαγουδότοπος μετά που χιόνισε by angeloska

Hiking route scouting winter 4
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Tuesday March 4, 2008 – 02:12pm (EET)
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Kαι στις δυο φωτογραφίες, λαγοί γινήκανε οι λαγοί.

Tuesday March 4, 2008 – 01:55pm (PST)

Ίσα-ίσα που οι λαγοί βγαίνουν με το χιόνι. Κοίτα πάλι.

Wednesday March 5, 2008 – 01:33pm (EET)

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Ξανακοίταξα. Είδα μια λαγουδίνα!

Thursday March 6, 2008 – 07:55am (PST)

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λαγός τη φτέρην έσειε, κακό της κεφαλής του

Thursday March 6, 2008 – 10:04pm (EET)

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Αγάπη μου, δεν πιστεύω να ‘τρεχες  χωρίς ρούχα πάλι!

Thursday March 13, 2008 – 08:29pm (CET)

Ε, περίπου, αλλά ας μην υπερβάλλουμε…

Friday March 14, 2008 – 08:59pm (EET)

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Διασχίζοντας Αγκαθότοπους («Η Φύση ως Βίτσιο») #1


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Διαχείριση του Πόνου

(έτσι είπε η Ελένη)

Πώς να παίρνεις τη ζωή όπως έρχεται

(έτσι είπε ο Άγγελος)

Πηγαίνοντας ίσια ντουγρού και just do it, ό, τι κι αν είναι μπροστά

(έτσι λέω εγώ)

Στην ανωτέρω φωτογραφία βλέπετε έναν αγκαθότοπο σε λόφο κοντά στο χωριό «Περδίκι» της Ικαρίας. Η Ελλάδα είναι γεμάτη από τέτοια τοπία. Ολοένα γίνονται περισσότερα από τότε που σταμάτησαν (μετά το 1960) οι λεγόμενες «άνυδρες” καλλιέργειες» δημητριακών στα βουνά και τα νησιά (δηλαδή, ξερολιθιές και πεζούλια).

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** Προσοχή: να μην συγχέουμε τους αγκαθότοπους με τους φρυγανότοπους. Οι τελευταίοι βασικά αποτελούνται από μικρούς θάμνους (φρύγανα ή βότανα, τύπου θυμάρι και τέτοια). Έχουν και αγκάθια (τύπου αστιβή), όμως οι αληθινοί αγκαθότοποι βρίθουν από πραγματικά ΜΕΓΑΛΑ ΑΓΚΑΘΩΤΑ ΦΥΤΑ σαν μικρά δέντρα με ανησυχητικά ψιλο-gothicονόματα (θα παραθέσω λίστα σε επόμενο entry).

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Happy in your bushland, oh Ikaria! (2)

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Χρόνια πολλά πριν ακούσω περί crosscountrytrekking, όταν ήμουν μικρή, δηλαδή, και θύμωνα (περίπου μόνιμη κατάσταση), ειδικά στην Κρήτη (εκεί θύμωνα πάρα πολύ), έφευγα από το σπίτι ΤΡΕΧΟΝΤΑΣ ή ΒΑΔΙΖΟΝΤΑΣ σε ευθεία ΙΣΙΑ (ντουγρού), είτε προς τη θάλασσα (κάτω), είτε προς το βουνό (πάνω), είτε προς το πλάι (δεξιά κι αριστερά). Γύρω από το χωριό υπήρχαν θερμοκήπια ανάμεσα σε διάφορες ακαθόριστες εκτάσεις (σαν σκουπιδότοποι, αλλά όχι ακριβώς) και βεβαίως αγκαθότοποι!

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Thorns in Atheras, Ikaria

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Όσο μεγάλωνα κι όσο ψήλωνα, τόσο μεγάλωναν, τόσο ψήλωναν αυτοί οι αγκαθότοποι, τόσο απλώνονταν (λόγω της εγκατάλειψης κτλ.). Μεγάλωναν κι ΟΛΑ ΑΥΤΑ ΗΤΑΝ ΔΙΚΑ ΜΟΥ ! Μια «θάλασσα από τίποτα«, ένας χώρος άχρηστος, αδιάφορος, εχθρικός κι ΑΠΡΟΣΠΕΛΑΣΤΟΣ στους ανθρώπους (ω μαγική εφηβεία).

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Nana in Ikaria

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Συχνά τ’ αγκάθια ‘παιρναν φωτιά από τους κοντινούς σκουπιδότοπους. Τον άλλο χρόνο, ξανάβγαιναν και τον επόμενο και μεθεπόμενο (ω χαρά) γινόταν πέλαγος πάλι ! Όμως εγώ στο μεταξύ (ω θλίψη) μεγάλωνα κι έχανα τα προνόμια (ασυλία) της παιδικής ηλικίας. Το χωριό κουτσομπόλευε. Ήταν ώρα να βρω κάπου αλλού να κάνω «το βίτσιο μου». Ευτυχώς σύντομα η Κρήτη μου τέλειωσε -μαζί και οι θυμοί και πολλά άλλα δυσάρεστα διάφορα.

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Τα ευχάριστα που έμειναν ήταν: Το “άσπρο” εκτυφλωτικό μεσημέρι της νότιας Κρήτης κι η εξίσου διεγερτική μυρωδιά των αγκαθιών της. Επίσης ότι δεν παθαίνω (ούτε μάλλον θα πάθω ποτέ) καμία αλλεργία (από σκόνη, από γύρη και τέτοια φυτικά). Επίσης μια μεγάλη αντοχή στον φυσικό (απλό και καθαρό) σωματικό πόνο.

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Να συνεχίσω να γράφω ;
Φυσικά
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Εντάξει συνέχισε να δούμε που θα το πας
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Κρεμόμαστε απ’ το στόμα σου
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Τι σημασία έχει, αφού έτσι κι αλλιώς θα συνεχίσεις
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Άσε τα αγκάθια. Γράψε μας για την Ανιέλα
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Μια παρόμοια φόρτιση με έπιανε μικρό όταν φύτρωναν και μεγάλωναν τα αγριόχορτα στις άκρες των οικοπέδων τους χειμερινούς μήνες στην Ιεράπετρα. Γενικά είχα μια μανία καταγραφής του πράσινου με το μυαλό μου σε όποιο τοπίο επισκεπτόμουν. Όσο περισσότερο το πράσινο, τόσο πιο πολύ ευφραίνονταν η καρδιά. Αργότερα κάβλωνε και το κορμί. Αλήθεια ποιά μουσική ταιριάζει στους αγκαθότοπους;



Να σου δώσω να γράφεις εσύ το μπλογκ μου; χαχαχα!.. Τόσο ωραία τα λες!
Για τη μουσική, μμμ.. δεν ξέρω, βασικά τα τζιτζίκια είναι εντάξει. Προσωπικά εγώ διασχίζοντας ακούω hip-hop στο ipod. Δεν ξέρω αν ταιριάζει, αλλά εμενα απλά μου δίνει δύναμη και με βοηθάει – έτσι μονότονη μουσική που είναι – να απασχολεί το μυαλό μου και να μην απελπίζομαι (το οποίο είναι πολύ βασικό -να μην παθαίνει κανείς κρίση πανικού) Όμως τώρα τελευταία δεν μου αρέσει πολύ…

ευχαριστώ για το comment

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Και εγώ ευχαριστώ για τα καλά λόγια. Δε θα γινόταν να γράφω το blog σου, η επαφή μου με τη φύση είναι ελάχιστη τα τελευταία χρόνια. Όσο για τα λόγια, αυτά είναι του αέρα…Είναι κακό πράγμα ο πανικός σε αγκαθότοπους. Όχι τίποτα άλλο, αλλά υπάρχει κίνδυνος να τσαλαπατήσεις τα αγκάθια! 😉


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