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Soul Powered Works Co


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Sturmvogel, by Nana agrimi on Flickr
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Hello
Few weeks ago, I shared this photo, the “Sturmvogel”, on Flickr. I wanted to share it first of all as a gift to my island, and more particularly, if not more significantly, as a gift to a few special people, regardless if they will ever be able to see it.
I felt like I should share my Sturmvogel to show my gratitude.
My gratitude for all the moments, the actions, the initiatives, the performances, the interventions; for the dancing, the hiking, the photo-shooting, the exploring, the discovering; for the awkward moments, the embarrassments, the failures, the betrayals; for the endless debating, the jokes, the partying and the dancing; for the fight to make this small rock in the sea a better place to live.
Certainly, it’s not much. Certainly, most of it is erratic. But for me, just to know that these things happen, these people exist, makes my life on this island richer, happier and more liberating.
It makes the Sturmvogel put on her dream feathers and wings.
It makes the Sturmvogel run, take off and fly.
Making small changes, giving small examples, adding small touches of ingenuity, ephemeral flares of potential. Understanding the environment, communicating with the landscape. Studying history, culture and local lore. Being creative, sophisti-cated but un-technocratic. Enjoying the views, swimming naked, getting dehydrated, blazing lost trails across nowhere lands. Being small and big. Most of all, being un-materialistic, not funded, not subsided, not sponsored, non-profit.
Powered not by the odious “love for one’s home country” but by that primitive, shapeless yet powerful spirit, hidden in forests and rocks, known by poets and artists as genius loci.
Powered by soul power



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The Sturmvogel is grateful
For the first time in her life she feels she belongs somewhere.
Even harder than that, for the first time in her life she feels attached and committed.

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SLIDESHOW OF 'Soul powered works co', an album on Flickr. All you can see in this album is people! People who have helped in many ways and through various activities to make life in Ikaria more sustainable. It was created on request by our good old friend Nana to write an article about it in her blog. What an honour! Contents: Intelligent blazing and interconnecting trails to networks. Group hiking and climbing to exciting spots. View hunting and wild swimming. Building a dam (weir) on a fierce mountain torrent (for environmental and esthetic reasons). Digging to bring back a large natural pool to its original size before it was filled with rubble (because of overgrazing and the consequent land erosion). Rebuilding an old watermill and make it grind grain again. Leveling and cleaning forgotten trails through primeval oak forests. Dancing on the mountains to protest against wind turbines. Occupying and restoring an ancient mountain shelter. Supporting and guiding landscape photographers. Planting a long line of colored pylons on a vague old trail on the ridge. Helping set up work camps and outdoor theatricals and con-certs. Supporting and guiding trekkers, artists and performers. Building fences against goats. Planting roses in the desert.
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The image above is a preview of an album (set on slideshow) on Flickr containing nearly 800 Soul Powered works co photos!!!
Taken in the course of 11 years, between 2007 and 2018, SPWC in Ikaria is a big baby today!
Finding myself by chance as a witness of the first expression of this gutsy active spirit in 2007, and being the first to blog about it, I felt I should do it again, more loudly. Because this time we have the whole thing. And because this time I am not a tourist anymore. I am a permanent resident, and as a Sturmvogel in this spirit I fly; as a Sturmvogel in this spirit I nest.
Soul Powered Works forever!



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SLIDESHOW OF 'Soul powered works co', an album on Flickr. All you can see in this album is people! People who have helped in many ways and through various activities to make life in Ikaria more sustainable. It was created on request by our good old friend Nana to write an article about it in her blog. What an honour! Contents: Intelligent blazing and interconnecting trails to networks. Group hiking and climbing to exciting spots. View hunting and wild swimming. Building a dam (weir) on a fierce mountain torrent (for environmental and esthetic reasons). Digging to bring back a large natural pool to its original size before it was filled with rubble (because of overgrazing and the consequent land erosion). Rebuilding an old watermill and make it grind grain again. Leveling and cleaning forgotten trails through primeval oak forests. Dancing on the mountains to protest against wind turbines. Occupying and restoring an ancient mountain shelter. Supporting and guiding landscape photographers. Planting a long line of colored pylons on a vague old trail on the ridge. Helping set up work camps and outdoor theatricals and con-certs. Supporting and guiding trekkers, artists and performers. Building fences against goats. Planting roses in the desert.
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Sunday, October 21 2018
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