Friday, July 14, 2006

Bonus Bone: Greek Sea Views

I've only visited Greece in books, by way of the internet, and in my own imagination. But if someone asked me to name the one place I'd like to stand and view the sea, Greece would be it. But, of course, I wouldn't stand. I'd sit...upon a sun beaten cushion, that sits upon a splintered wooden chair, that sits upon rustic terra cotta tiles, that form a modest, cozy patio, that opens onto nothing but sky and the deep blue of the Aegean Sea. Sound good?

If you think about the stereotypical "Greece" photo, you'll surely imagine the freshly white-washed structures that wind their way down the volcanic cliffs that spring up from the sea. These villages remind me of the labyrinthine quarters built by the Ancestral Puebloans at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Now I've been to Mesa Verde and recall climbing down precarious ladders into cool, mud-packed rooms. I remember feeling unbelievably safe and contained even though, once I climbed back up the ladder, the drop was nearly straight down.

I believe that, once I get there, the sea views of Greece will foster this same feeling inside me. Except I also expect to find miles and miles of salt water; splashes of red flowers, yellow gates, stray cats; and a cold beverage waiting just for me.

For these reasons, I, Cardboard, declare this a Design Boner.


Sara said...

I hope you get there soon! I've been to Greece, and the sea and views really are amazing.

Nancy said...

New IMAX show is about Greece. This makes me want to go see it...