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10 May 2012



My sons' reading teacher Ms. Demacopoulos will be thrilled to hear about familiar names from the South Side.
Yanni Kass' touching words i think reaches far beyond than his village in the Peloponnesos
(I only knew my grandfather from my mothers side )
Thank you for posting


Beautiful piece!


Hello to you both.

When I was young I used to pride myself on the fact that I never cried. Now as an old man the tears come easily especially after reading this part:

“Because your father was born here, and your grandfathers and their grandfathers and their grandfathers,” she said. “That is why it is beautiful. Do you understand me?”

All the best to your families.

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For the past 5 years I live and work in Paris. I am from Chios Island in Greece. Every time I mention my island I always say that it is the most beautyful island in the world...and it is! Thank you for sharing :)


No matter how far away we travel Ithaka always calls out to us. May you see her again some day.

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  • Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you're destined for. But don't hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts for years, so you're old by the time you reach the island, wealthy with all you've gained on the way, not expecting Ithaka to make you rich. Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey. Without her you wouldn't have set out. She has nothing left to give you now. And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you. Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you'll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean. C. P. Cavafy


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