July 14, 2008

This is what gives me goosebumps

for me its usually an explosion of the senses that makes me get all goosebumpy everywhere...

Id have to say music and watching a beautiful dance performance or theatre....
'How Deep is yOur love ' by the Bee Gees
always does it for me - i mean i love the Bee Gees but I dont know what it is about this song, it just takes me somewhere else....

beautiful photography
like this shot by Elif Sanem Karakoc, and she's only 16 years old....stunning! amazing!! breathtaking!

on a personal note it was way back in 1993 when my grandfather Solomos was at his last days - he was very sick, very frail
and it was a hot hot summer in Cyprus....my sister was over from Australia visiting me so we used to gather at my grandparents every evening and go see him, talk to him.
One evening he was sleeping so we were all sitting on my grandparents front porch talking , my aunts were upset but laughing too and reminicing about their childhood and fun memories when all of a sudden with great force he comes running out of bed screaming ' the house is on fire...the house is on fire' and closing windows and slamming doors...now this an old weak man who was bedridden for weeks but the strength he had running through the house like that it was unbelievable....it came out of nowhere!
of course there was no fire so we settled him back in the arm chair
but the last few days of his life he would sit and pretend he was sewing - he was a shoe cobbler in his heyday and he specialised in handmade leather boots so it was amazing to see him actually believe he had a needle and thread in his hands and sew away all day long...he was at a happy place and i hope it eased his pain a little ....watching him gave me goosebumps - it was beautiful!


  1. What a wonderful memory to have.

  2. Fabulous story and the link to the photography was much appreciated! I love her work!

  3. How lovely that he went so peacefully and was in such a happy place. A lovely story!

  4. That's a really beautiful image of your Grandfather going through the motions of sewing. I guess it shows how meditative and comforting he found it. Very special memory :)

  5. Wow what a beautiful story, he was so lucky to be in a house full of love as he passed.

  6. I too was very touched by your beautiful story.

  7. What a beautiful post. Bless your grandfather.

    I see myself as an old lady in my last days comforting myself by going through the actions of knitting.

    The Bee Gees, How Deep Is Your Love really is a special song isn't it. Their harmonies are amazing.

  8. Anonymous3:43 AM

    very sweet story to share on here. :)

    Love the photograph. That was a GOOD feature.

  9. Such a beautiful story.x

  10. that photo really is quite stunning & the memory of your grandfather was so touching - thanks for sharing. :)

  11. Lovely story about your grandfather and no wonder it still gives you goosebumps.
    The photography link is also stunning... and as for music - songs can do it everytime!

  12. wow what a story,and how deep is your love always does it for me too.I guess it is because of my saterday night fever memories I cherish so much!hugs Dees

  13. Thank you for sharing the lovely story about your grandfather. I also loved Elif Sanem Karakoc's photo - so beautiful!

  14. What a beautiful story about your grandpa! I love that photo too, it's so free that I can almost feel the breeze on my skin.


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