Category Tales

On beauty

A few days back, in one of those random discussions, a friend asked why, at a first glance, we are attracted by beauty. What is it that makes someone beautiful, in the end of the day? After a few moments of silence, I said “It is our primal instinct talking. Beauty equals to Health and […]

Broken faces.

There is little resilience that our facial muscles are able to exhibit towards pain. There is so much we can do to hide the quiet scream that comes from our bellies, passes through our lungs, throat and pushes through, ready to exit like a massive sonic wave from our mouth and eyes. (the scene below is from “Little England”, […]

A tribute to salt.

I am a sweets person. At any given time, I prefer getting lost in the kitchen trying to bake the most perfect chocolate-hazelnut cake, tiramisu or cheesecake with raspberry sauce and mix sugar, flour, bitter chocolate and cream with fruits, alcohol, pepper and yes…the evil…butter. Salty meals on the other hand are a matter of […]

The cicadas

Cicadas prepare for life for up to seventeen years. When they “escape” their shells, already as adults, they have 3-4 weeks to do what they are meant to.  And they do the most out of their 4 weeks. Their “singing”, which is actually the lower parts of their abdomen vibrating, is performed in its full intensity […]

10 αλήθειες για την μοντέρνα ξενιτιά

Είπα να γράψω για αυτό το θέμα για 2 λόγους: πρώτον, επειδή και λόγω της δουλειάς μου – και όχι μόνο – έχω την ευκαιρία να μιλάω με πολλούς νέους (18-25) και με ρωτούν συχνά για το πώς ήταν τα (7) χρόνια που έζησα στο εξωτερικό και πώς είναι τώρα που έχω γυρίσει στην Ελλάδα […]