Photographs in Words 4 – Mytilini

I was sitting here on this same chair eleven years ago. It is half past six in the morning. Lesbos is right in front of me. Very close. High up on the hills to my right and left, several villages are just visible. For the most part, the island looks desolate. A small white boat speeds past from right to left. Above the shoreline, on the right, is an Ottoman castle. It is in tune with the bleak, beautiful surroundings. On my left, the sun is rising. It will illumine the whole island, its ledges and its blind corners. Later, the island will look hazy. By the evening, bright again, but with darkness in the ledges and blind corners.

In the houses, they have turned on the lights. In the castle, too. With its dim lights strung out like pearls towards the sea, the castle looks as if it will move across to this side. When the lights were turned on at night, the island came closer.

Tomorrow morning, everything will be in its place. The island, the villages, the chair on the opposite coast.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Photographs in Words and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Photographs in Words 4 – Mytilini

  1. diana page says:

    So beautiful…transporting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s