“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
― Mary Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019)
Art – Frantisek (Franz) Dvorak (Czech painter) 1862–1927
I will and soon, the moment I grasp few free moments for musings and drawing ideas in my mind.
I illustrate with a past photo from 2012. If I were to write then a letter to the future, how many things would be true?
I can vouch for the fact that in 2012, I would never have imagined a future for me in politics… But as they say: “Never say never!”.
The photo was taken on one of the most amazing beaches in Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, in October 2012.
Politics is the road less travelled by women. I do believe we must be guided on this road because each of us has a story to tell. The story of the small celestial world we bear on our frail shoulders like so many miniature Atlases. We must be aided to make it bigger.
I have taken the road less travelled by being empowered to speak, to use my word-work in praise of our dreams, hopes, and determination to transcend our tiny realities into a macrocosm that breathes along with our heartbeats. I am already part of an international community that empowers women to have a voice.
I have named all these acts of empowerment: “Workwomanship”.
These words granted me attendance to a “Women in Politics” Workshop. Politics is not really my thing but I have a flair for humane communication and always crave learning new things.
of benevolence, friendship and kindness
have been engraved
on my heart
whose green veins tremble
with happiness and delight
at seeing, reading and admiring
your exquisite words-of-art and flowing imagery
Here … on Blue Insights.
Your minds drew letters
Upon my soul
I will wear them always
To humble and subdue
All the shimmers of the world.
This is my modest “payment” for the beauty and joy you have given me through knowing you and your beautiful art and my “currency” in thanking you for reading, appreciating and highlighting my words.
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!” Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol.
Art – John William Waterhouse (contemporary Christmas adaptation)