The music universe of Haruki Murakami’s “Kafka on the Shore”

I have said it multiple times and I will say it once more. Every book has its own soundtrack. This can be comprised by music mentioned in the book, or music inspired by the book. Music characteristic of the time the story is set in, or music that thematically represents what is taking place in […]

Last May a busker saved my smile

It is one of the things that always fascinate me, how a few notes of music can travel us back in time and forward in space. This is a very well known superpower of music, of course, albeit a superpower we often forget or take for granted. Until, suddenly, as we go about the normal […]

Being Present as a Writer

Exploring what it means to be present – present first and foremost as yourself and to yourself – and what it means to be a writer – writer of what and for what. Wondering what it means to be a present writer – present as a writer, or presenting one’s writing. As most of the times, the answers are but more questions, unfolding in creative forms.

Days I am going to miss

Which narrow street could keep afloat
the heaviness of a shadow that belongs to no one anymore?

Οξύμωρον / Oxymoron

Λείος ο δρόμος μα στρωμένος με γυαλίΣε κάθε βήμασπάει ακόμα λίγο δάπεδοβάφεται κόκκινη η πορείαΣε κάθε βήμαλίγο ακόμα κόκκινολίγο ακόμα σκοτάδιλίγο ακόμα φως Το σκοτάδι εκτός μουκαι η ελπίδα εντόςΦως ενστάλακτοαπό της νιότηςτον επιθανάτιο ρόγχο Τα ματωμένα πόδια μουσφραγίζουνόσα έμαθα στη διαδρομήΚαι κάθε νέο μάθημαγίνεται μάρτυραςτου πώς η γνώσηείναι μανδύαςπου συγκαλύπτει τα μυστικάγια μιαν αναίμακτη πορεία […]

A few notes on the first notes of 2023: New Year Concerts by Thüringen Philharmonie

Life’s unexpected journey took me to East Germany, where I got to spend the very last days of 2022 and very first days of 2023. Part of my experience included the attendance of Thüringen Philharmonie’s New Year Concert tour. “Παλιά μου τέχνη κόσσινο”, as my grandfather would say, so here I am, sharing my impressions of the very first concert of the series. Disclaimer: this is not a review so don’t expect any technicalities, this is an experience piece.

“Always something missing”: caught between thought and expression

Maria shares her experience of setting out to write about something but being unable to choose the language in which she could better express it. She raises questions about the relationship between words, thoughts, and language(s), and wonders if, in the end, it is in the part that is “always missing” (the part that resides between the thoughts and their formation into words) that the “magic” of writing resides.