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The Voices Remain, Abandoned. Metaxochori (Μεταξοχώρι, Κρήτη) Crete.

31-12-2007 · Comments (19)
Categories: Crete  Hasselblad SWC/M  Ilford XP2  

Well ended the antibiotics today. Seven days without booze, hell I didn't even know I could do that! I do have a leaning towards OCD so the temptation to continue is quite strong. But it's New Years Eve so perhaps I'll break myself back in slowly. It's odd I didn't really miss the booze but just the habit of drinking at certain times of the day, I kind of felt at a loss, didn't want tea in fact I had no idea what I wanted, but other than that was OK. Here I am sounding like I have been off of it for months!
Went out for a walk today, then suddenly realised I hadn't been outside since Christmas Day! I think the combination of my illness and Jan being really under the weather made it kind of slip my mind. Still it was good to get out and get a bit of fresh air.
Back to work just for the one day which will feel odd, a kind of messed up week but I have to say I am always so glad to get back to normal. The period between Christmas and New Year drives me nuts, feel like I am in limbo waiting for life to kick off again. Perhaps I need to book me a ticket to Crete to perk me up!

Another from Crete and the village of Μεταξοχώρι (Metaxochori) the village at the end of nowhere and gradually sliding down the hill! An interesting place in that most of the houses were unoccupied due to damage...incredible damage to the walls and foundations to the point where they appeared to be slipping down the mountain. My immediate reaction was that at some stage there had been an earthquake...even if a small one but enough to dislodge the houses. At a later date I spoke to the owner of a local book shop that I know and it would appear that the village is built on a fault and is gradually slipping down the hill. Whilst we were there we visited the local church which was empty due to the fact that the roof had collapsed. There were also some very old graves outside....the movement in the earth had split them revealing their contents...yes bones, whole skeletons visible. I guess nature always has it's way in the end. Fancy a wander around the area? Yeah of course you do! Here's an aerial view.

And the ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in?
In your head, in your mouth, in your soul.
And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both grow old.
Well I don't know. I don't know. I hope so.

"Ocean Breathes Salty" (Tiny Cities) - Sun Kil Moon

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