Syros – 7 hours to fall in love

This year I am spending lots of time on some Greek islands (Naxos, Rhodes and Crete, so far). Each one is pretty much unique, and Greece is always home for me. But Syros wasn’t even supposed to be on this website; its beauty took me completely by surprise. It all (kind of) started once I hopped off the ferry coming…

H o m e

I used to think of home as a physical place — until life took its course laughing at my so-well-made plans and habits. My parents passed away, my brother and I left, the building was sold. Maybe because my nature has always been the one of a wanderer, I kind of learned to call myself ‘my own home.’ I say…

Embracing the creative life – part I

I’m 34, and I spent about 30 years sabotaging my (writing) life. For a very long time, I thought I wanted to live the same life of my parents. A stable job in one place, a house with a mortgage, a life partner, kids to perpetuate the generation. I wrote my first poem when I could barely grab a pen.…

#1 – Epigraph

  After meeting Aris, Artemis questions all she ever thought she knew about love throughout 27 chapters. . Nikos Kazantzakis wrote a man needs a little madness or else – he never dares cut the rope and be free. . I couldn’t think of a better epigraph for my upcoming book ‘Aris and Artemis, poems of love and letting go.’