15.8.10

Enjoying a summer in the city.

Greetings blogfriends. How have you been? I hope you are somewhere on vacations sipping on strawberry margaritas(or your favourite drink)and laying under the waning but still powerful Sun. I, on the other hand, am still here, in Athens trying to find the silverlining in the inferno-like temperatures. But i have to admit that although the weather could be a good training for astronauts, i had a blast this last week. On my birthday Petros took me to the top of Parnitha mountain which unfortunately still has big burned areas. The fires of the last four years have left the top naked, but this made it easy to spot a lot of deers. And one of the male ones was extremely social and he was used to people. When i saw him hanging out right next to a family i made Petros drive us all the way back home to bring him food. On the way back to the mountain i felt restless. I hoped so much i would find him again, but it has taken us a whole hour to get there. When we reached our destination for the second time i almost screamed from happiness. He was still there. When he saw me loooking at him while holding the grocery bag full of food, the huge, male deer with the extremely pointy antlers came my way really fast. I held my ground although i was kind of scared, okay... i was horrified, i took the skin off a banana and then held the banana in my outstreched hand. He ate it in a blink of an eye and leaked my hand. Then he put his beautiful and very large head in the bag and ate the figs, the bread, the tomato, the lettuce and the cabbage i have brought for him within seconds. After that he came out of the bag, found the skin of the banana from earlier and ate it too. When he realised there was no more food, he seemed kind of dissapointed but he left graciously. I begged Petros to take me back home so i could bring more food because i had clearly underestimated the appetite of a full grown male deer but he said no. He strongly refused to drive me there for the third time. Go figure! I made him promise me though that he would bring me back soon. This whole situation made me feel so close to the Goddess and everything magical as if the forest was not just the home for a few deers but also the realm of fairies,dragons, unicorns and other creatures of unimaginable power. We returned with the top of the car down and me standing on the back seat with my arms open, breathing in the smells of damp dirt and pine trees. I understand i was a weird sight not sitting in the car properly and many looked at me as if i escaped from the loony bin, but i could care less.
The rest of the week was pretty mundane but the day before yesterday i bought for my mom's god daughter school supplies. She is a very girly girl so there was a lot of pink and purple going on in our cart. When she saw her birtday gifts(she is also a leo) her pretty face lightened up the whole room. She is more like a little sister to me because we are kind of a foster family for her. She can not live with us permanently but she stays with my mom on weekends and holidays. It is a very frustrating situation because of some stupid rules, but we feel lucky she is in our lives even in this way. Goddess i love that kid. She is amazingly smart when it comes to everything technological. But we have a little trouble moving her away from the pc, the tv and her nintendo. The curse of the twenty first century i guess. She is the only part of our lives that my mom and i are n't out of the broom closet. We can not share this with her because it would blew our chances of adopting her permanently. I am not hiding my tarot decks or my witch stuff when she comes home, but i avoid answering all her questions. How much would i like to share this part of me with her, but if someone found out the consequences would be unthinkable. I have to wait for her to grow up. Until then she will just think that i am a "little" weird. Which is true and valid!
Love and light,
Georgina.

3 comments:

Mother's Moon's Message said...

sounds like a wonderful time... even your animal encounters...

a pink dreamer said...

καλημερα και καλη εβδομαδα! εχω αρχισει και περιμενω με αδημονια τα ποστς σου! μιας και ανεφερες τα ελαφια θα ηθελα να σε ρωτησω κατι αν γνωριζεις!
τις προαλλες εβλεπα στο ονειρο μου πως 4 μεγαλα ελαφια ηθελαν να μπουν στο σπιτι μου και φωναζα για βοηθεια αν και ηξερα πως δεν επροκειτο να με πειραξουν!
τι λες να σημαινει; ηταν τοσο ζωντανο!!!

Diandra said...

That sounds just lovely!

I hope you brought old, dry bread for the deer (if not, remember to do so next time) because many animals get stomachache from fresh bread, something about the yeast or...