Tag Archive: Family

Get up and go

With a glimpse in the rear-view mirror, I see Table Mountain arise behind me, with its ridged wall and cloud sheltered crest. I see a million of moments, a billion of breaths, eternal… Continue reading

Wild spirits fly off route

I have not yet travelled the world. I do not know the secrets of the universe, or even why I prefer letters to numbers. I do not know why the moon has an… Continue reading

The power of a woman

I am reading Khaled Hosseini’s book “A thousand splendid suns” and to quote a woman I met in Mozambique: “Every woman should read that book”. She was passing it on to her daughter.… Continue reading

One travels far, to find it at the door step…

It is Christmas Day. I lit candles in my room. Outside, the chimes play familiar lullabies. Finally, I dare to feel. Oh, how comfortable is this bed! How clean are not these sheets?… Continue reading

La famiglia

I don’t know why I have been writing so much about my family lately. Somehow, being away from them, has brought me closer to them. I just spoke to my mother. She was… Continue reading

My father

My dad is visiting me in Cape Town. I have a cool relationship with my dad, but as all family relationships, it is complexed. My parents met in Greece when my dad was… Continue reading

My Swedish holiday

I arrived in Cape Town late last night. My luggage didn’t because someone had forgotten to load the bags in Amsterdam so right now, somewhere on Schiphol Airport there is a lonely black… Continue reading

Mio, min väns Mio

My best friend had a baby about 6 months ago. Actually, it was two weeks after I had left for Cape Town. So being home now, this was the first time I saw… Continue reading

On a train…

I’m on the X2000 fast train from Stockholm to Hudiksvall. I love this train. It represents the best of Sweden. The modern design, the environment friendly technological solution, the neat and tidiness. The… Continue reading