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sometimes gifts just fall from the sky

Monday, May 20, 2013

Such a lovely weekend was this!
There has been an international book fair in Thessaloniki (2)
very different from any other year, with a lot of space and presences of book writers and interviews and discussions and parallel events.
Even though i was in a low energy high depressive mode i joined.
Firstly because i had a commitment with an old friend not seen for a long who was going to go there and i accept her invitation for a coffee. Then my internal thirst came in surface demanding for more and at last a signal-gift came to make sure for me that this is the way up for me.
What i did was only to accept the offering possibilities ,reluctantly but that was already enough.
We had a "small talk" (which was one of the worst part for me) then attended a brilliant presentation about an interesting book , presentation made by one of my best loved authors P.MARTINIDIS (1),
a contemporary dancing performance of a dancer i love Calliope Sfika in the port just in front of the sea,
an interesting installation in Thessaloniki Museum of Modern Art (3)
with theme "love" where dance, theatre, poem rehearsed and videos took place
and in the evening a singing performance of a mezzo soprano in the museum's auditorium.
Waiting for the singer to come i would have never had thought that this Maria Lavida would be my Maria, a woman that i had met a few years ago in a bank which from the first moment became a person seemed different and special. We had been talking for hours mostly about her own problems, she had just came from America after 11 years and was lonely, with family problems and interesting.. I knew she was in "classical singing" not sure if she was still studying or what; most of the times we were talking about her relation to her mother her grief after her death, her relation with her brother, men.....i felt that she was in need, asking something and i gave it to her to the extend that it came naturally to me...
I could have never thought of her offering sth to me.
We did not see each other for some years
last night there she came in front of me again she was the mezzo soprano to give the rehearsal in the event.
The rehearsal was mediocre due to some technical details, (f.e her pianist had not come on time!!!! and replaced with another one)
but late at night when the Museum was closed she sang again behind closed doors
only for six of us (friends) and it was DIVINE! Such a privileged, a gift..
All these events fed back my batteries were offered without any money so i could afford them without remorses that i cut financial resourced from my children at this crucial moment and i felt so absolutely grateful!!
Yes, keep expecting gifts to fall from the an old sparkfriend used to say you need to "wish" and "it is going to be heard"
Good luck and have a nice week dear co Sparkers!

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    A truly wonderful weekend...
    1737 days ago
    What a wonderful blog my dear Friend!
    I am so happy that you had fun. May many new gifts fall in your way, this week.
    1738 days ago
    Extraordinary! I love serendipity, especially the kind that has to do with beloved friends and art. And, I am continually amazed every time art moves me; that something from outside, from my environment can connect with my interior world and shift everything. It sounds like this happened for you in a very big way, indeed. Life is astounding.
    1739 days ago
    So happy for you. It sounds like a gift made in heaven
    as they say. Unexpected treats are always a delight.
    Just wish and who knows where it may lead you. If I'm
    ever in Thessaloniki at this time of year, I would love to
    attend something like this with you. How wonderful that
    Maria gave an intimate performance to your group. Makes
    it so much more special. Great you were able to catch up
    after all these years. When I come next year, God willing,
    we should all get together.

    Are you on Skype? I have connected with Eleni on Skype
    last night and it was so great to talk face to face.
    Let me know. emoticon
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    1739 days ago
    I am so glad you had such an enjoyable time :) Some times this unexpected little gifts are very precious indeed. As always, please let me know next time you're going to be in Athens. In fact, I'm thinking of getting us Greek Sparkies together for a coffee morning whenever everyone is available like we did when Anna was here two summers ago.

    Take care xxx
    1739 days ago
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