My journal for capturing those aspects of life that keep me hoping for more, soul food.
The Etruscan evoke in my imagination a combination of mystery, eternity and resilience. Although they thrive in Italy before the Romans, they legacy has been sometimes overlooked by the grandiosity of the Roman Empire. However, it is impossible not to be attracted to the marvelous art and culture of this civilization that in spite of … Continue reading Etruria | Etruscan Civilization
Medusa (the cunning one), according to Greek myths was one of the three gorgons, the other two being Stheno (Strong), Euryale (wide roaming). They were once beautiful. Medusa fell from grace when she laid with Poseidon in the sacred temple of Athene, who enraged changed her into a winged monster with glaring eyes, huge teeth, … Continue reading Medusa | The gorgon
Heracles (Hercules in Roman mythology) was a Greek semi-god famous for his strength and adventures. He was the son of Zeus and a mortal mother (Almecne). In the vase he is presented entering Mount Olympus surrounded by Athena and Poseidon . The dark figure painting was very popular during the 6 century BC. The vase … Continue reading Greek vase painting | Heracles (Hercules)
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being … Continue reading “If” by Rudyard Kipling