Essence of life

What joy is there if you drink a lot before you ever get thirsty. Or if you eat a lot before you ever get hungry. Compare the taste of water when you are thirsty, the feeling of refreshment you get, to when you are not. Compare the taste of food when you are really hungry and when you are not.

Pappou Christos, Voulieri estate, 1989

On moderation & sustainability, The choices & secrets of life



The olive tree and Greece

If you take Greece apart,
In the end you will be left with
an olive tree, a vineyard and a boat…
which means that with these items
you can rebuild Greece…

-Odysseas Elytis, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1979