I have to confess that I am very fond of this photograph. It has been lying around in the file marked 'blog' ever since I began the blog last August. But it was only recently when I was looking at symbols for a drawing - later to be used for moon ceremonies - that I started to see the symbols and their significance.
All the more strange as I have stayed in this house more than once and walked its floor many, may times. It is made in the local tradition, called Koklaki, small white and black pebbles in different patterns - and is on Rhodes as you may have guessed. I suspect some zodiac symbols have been used for many generations, but these are modern and were laid by the couple that renovated the house some years ago. It is a dreamy place to stay and is pretty important to me as it was one of the first places from which I started to escape my previous life and what is best described as a dysfunctional relationship.
Hence another form of symbolism.
Things have of course moved on - the relationship is over and has been for a while now and I am slowly coming to terms with myself - in a positive way I hasten to add. I have done the bachelor existence, I have flat dwelt in a rather remote way and have moved on from that to my current status - single, happy, sharing a house with a friend, but leading very separate lives. It suits me. But I do feel the need for a more developed relationship again, I think it is time to experiment, explore, and enjoy! It's just finding the right person! I don't want to get into a mess again - once bitten definitely twice shy!