A Rope of Vines: Journal From a Greek Island (Library of by Brenda Chamberlain

By Brenda Chamberlain

A stunning and private account of the time spent by means of Brenda Chamberlain at the Greek Island of Ydra within the early 1960's. Sea and harbor, mountain and monastery, her acquaintances and buddies are unforgettably pictured; those have been the truth outdoors herself whereas inside there has been a clash of emotion and warring wants that's additionally vividly delivered to lifestyles. pleasure and woe are woven fantastic during this list: the satisfaction of a large number of unpolluted reports thronging to the senses, the being affected by which she emerges with new realizing of herself and human lifestyles.

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Sitting side-saddle, with Varvara leading the mule, I was nourished by the bald landscape and the scent of herbs. The shaly track twisted and turned between thistles and gorse. We passed a ruined house at the skirt of a wood. A peasant girl came striding out from among the trees, and I wondered whether I would ever have the courage to walk alone on these austere heights. Coming to the monasteri perched on the edge of a slope, we plunged down a steep flight of steps to an outer yard where the donkeyman, who had gone up the 7 mountain before us, was seated under the shelter of a tree.

Gardenia Popi flits moth-like from flame to flame with cries of excitement to encourage the fires. Just now, a short way above the port, I came upon Zozo, the daughter of Evangelos Limmiotis, an old boatman, sitting on the wall of the Kala Pigadhia, resting with her shopping, a huge dark-green melon. She looked almost cross-eyed with passion for her sharp-featured young donkeyman. I met him near Loulou’s, and told him that Zozo was resting further up the street. His features became even sharper.

35 The paws of the stockade rest a man’s width from one another, allowing passage to the doorway. Outside the enclosure, among stones and thistles, stands what appears to be a communal bed of woven straw braced with wood. Women and children move about this primitive dwelling. I dare not go near, for shame of having so much richness about me, cool sandals on my feet, a leather armlet, rings on my hand, of having some kind of lightness while they are pressed down onto the earth by the weight of the sun.

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