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SYMI MY LOVE

Postby Arne Thomsen » 26 May 2007, 20:07

Symi - I'm coming to you again - as so many times before.

And still I am like a little baby before Christmas.

Yes I know - when the boat rounds the last point - and I can again see, that Symi is not just a dream - but existing - I will have tears in my eyes - from happiness - and I cannot wait to see again: Yialos, Chorio, Panormitis - and Stavros tou Polomou - all the spirit of Symi.

Silence, harmony and happiness - next Sunday.

Arne.
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Postby Richard » 26 May 2007, 21:16

Yes, we do know that feeling at the first sight of the harbour. Enjoy your visit.
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Postby Allan » 26 May 2007, 22:54

Welcome to the chat page Arne.

I think everyone here knows just how you feel! The spirit of Symi grabs and holds on to you.

I'll be there too in a few days time and I can't wait for that first glimpse of the harbour as the ferry rounds the headland.
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Postby maziemoo » 28 May 2007, 13:44

I know exactly how you feel Arne.....I've honestly never experienced anything or anywhere else quite like the sense of homecoming when I set foot on Symi again.

Although I've not long returned from the island, I can't wait to get back in September. The place really tugs at my heart strings and I find myself pining to get back there whenever I'm away.

I'd love to make my home there but with unwell and frial elderly parents and 2 sons who I'm very close too, I find myself painfully torn between what I feel is my sense of duty and what I would like to do for myself....one day maybe. But for now at least I have the benefit of being able to visit at least.
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Postby hilarias » 29 May 2007, 00:46

So you all feel that way imagine what it's like when your family Is from Symi and you live so far away (in Australia) that your visits are few and far between.
Never mind rounding the corner and seeing Yialo for the first time in years as soon as the Rocks of Symi come into sight the tears start to flow and the feeling of coming home is there.
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Postby Kon » 29 May 2007, 13:13

So True Chrisanthy ,we are so far away ,the far away land ,absence makes the heart grow fonder ,and our love affair with Symi will always be strong no matter where we are from. :) Thank god for video cammeras endless footage of Symi always keeps us smiling.Ps when is your next trip planned?.
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Postby Mille » 29 May 2007, 13:24

You all capture emotions with words here :(

I still get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about Symi.

My dad once had a cap saying

I love symi

That is still oh so true
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Postby Arne Thomsen » 30 May 2007, 16:32

On the other side of Vigla - before descending to miracoulos Panormitis - yes I know - Stavros tou Polomou! (Cross of war) - the mountain itself formed as a cross - with the monastery on the very top - nearest to heaven - and Christ - in the litle church - looking directly upon YOU!

Moment of truth!

As I see it.

Apology for not too perfect English - my Greek is even worse - I do better in Danish, but then You cannot understand my words

Kind regards Arne
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Postby Mille » 30 May 2007, 16:43

I think we're about two or three Danes here, Arne ;)

I would understand, and I feel the same way about Symi
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Postby Arne Thomsen » 31 May 2007, 19:51

Mille wrote:
I think we're about two or three Danes here, Arne

I would understand, and I feel the same way about Symi


I'll be on Symi - on my own - Sunday evening June 3rd for one week, having breakfast at Lefteris in Chorio, Ouzo at Pochos, fish soup and Kollochithokia tiganit at Sotiris in Meraklis - going by scooter everywhere I like.

I am 73, not very much hair, much more stomach - and a beard - open for conversation - not the least about Symiotic mysticism

Hi, hi - Arne ;-) (Couldn't put my photo on the Avatar)
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Postby hilarias » 01 Jun 2007, 07:05

Kon wrote:
So True Chrisanthy ,we are so far away ,the far away land ,absence makes the heart grow fonder ,and our love affair with Symi will always be strong no matter where we are from. :) Thank god for video cammeras endless footage of Symi always keeps us smiling.Ps when is your next trip planned?.

Not for a couple of years Kon. Waiting for my daughter to finish year 12 next year and then God willing 2009 will be our year. My inlaws are leaving next week. Ahhhhh
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Postby Kon » 01 Jun 2007, 07:49

With year 12 finished you will be more at ease too so its better that way ,you will enjoy your trip even more,at least you'll get a bit of the feeling now your inlaws are going ,make a big list for them to film or take photos .

We too have to wait a few years
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