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"We are asleep with compasses in our hands."
~ W. S. Merwin, from “The Estuary”💜🖤




Thunder and lightning
Tell me, whose hand spilled ink
Over the map of our fate
Erasing every port, erases course, beacons, and shore
Which compass' black needle
Will point the hope
over the expectation of a stranger land

Thunder and lightning
suddenly at the unaware summer
At the bad moment
Snake, scorpion, knife
Stormed through my heart to give her pain
Thunder and lightning
Our life hopes for a miracle
Angel of joy and avenge together
To rejoin the people who separated

Tell me, which planet like a black magnet
Dominate and derail us
Stealing our dreams secretly
Tell me, which swirl hides the stern from us
To which black rocks
is leading us into fate's nets
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"Give me a quiet life,
give me trees,
the wind through them.
Give me a sea,
and the song it sings.
Give me heartbeats
shared with those I love.
Give me peace,
and long, deep sleep."
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This is how Susan Sontag left the books after reading them. This is the 𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘞𝘢𝘬𝘦 by James Joyce.
Susan Sontag( 1933 - 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she published her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964.
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Vaso Katraki (Greek: Βάσω Κατράκη, 5 July 1914 – 27 December 1988) was a Greek painter and engraver. She was known for her passionate depictions of the sufferings of the Greek people during and after World War II. In 1967 she was exiled to a barren island by the military junta on the day that it took power. She started with wood engraving, then developed an original and very unusual technique of sandstone engraving.
Vaso Leonardos was born on 5 July 1914 in Aitoliko, Aetolia-Acarnania, daughter of George Leonardos and Theodora Sarlis. She had four siblings. She recalled that her father was a gifted artist and her mother was well known as a weaver. The family home was a house by the sea. In 1936 she was admitted to the Athens School of Fine Arts where she studied painting under Konstantinos Parthenis and engraving under Giannis Kefallinos. She and fellow-students staged a group exhibition with anti-war and anti-fascist material. She graduated in 1940 with a three-month scholarship for painting in the islands. In 1941 she married George Katrakis in Nea Anchialos. During World War II (1939–45) she has involved in the National Liberation Front (EAM) resistance movement opposed to the German occupiers of Greece.

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Vaso Katraki and her husband moved to Piraeus in 1946, where they lived for several years with Nikiforos Vrettakos. In 1948 George Katrakis was arrested and exiled to Lemnos for eight months, and then to Makronisos. In 1949 Vaso Katraki was a founding member of the Στάθμη (Level) group and participated in the first exhibition of this group at the Zappeion. Under the Greek military junta (1967–74) Vaso Katraki was arrested on 21 April 1967, the first day of the coup, and exiled to the barren island of Gioura. She spent nine and a half months on the island, where the exiles suffered from hunger, thirst, and beatings. She was released in 1968 after international pressure. She held her last solo exhibition in Athens in 1987. She died on 27 December 1988.
Vaso Katraki was perhaps the leading Greek engraver in the second half of the 20th century. At first, she engraved in wood during the German occupation, later producing book illustrations and engravings of the fishermen and landscape of Messolonghi. In 1955 she began engraving in sandstone using an original technique that earned international recognition. In the first fifteen years of her career, her works were dominated by figures. She socially and politically charged paintings and engravings document the intense difficulties of the Greek people in the postwar period. Her images showed the protests, persecution, the persecuted, hungry children, sacrifices, and death.

Vaso Katraki held her first solo exhibition in 1955 at the Zechariah gallery. In 1958 she won the first prize in engraving at the Mediterranean Biennale in Alexandria, and also won a prize at the International Biennial of Engraving in Lugano. She also participated in international exhibitions in São Paulo, Tokyo, and Leipzig, earning significant recognition. Her work was featured in the 1996 33rd Venice Biennale, where it earned the "Tamarind" international lithography award. After her death, George Katrakis, who died in 1994, managed to ensure the creation of the Vaso Katraki museum in Aetoliko. The museum was inaugurated in June 2006 with a permanent exhibition of works of Vaso Katraki. The Municipal Art Gallery of Ioannina holds a sample of her work.
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It is the True Light of Christ that will shine when you pray, fast, and remember to love others as God loves you.
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