Sit there masterclass

On Naxos, we visited the village of Chalki at the foot of Mount Zas.  This was our sole attempt at ‘seeing the island’ en famille since the beach was too gorgeous for all of us to abandon it at the same time.  As we walked down the steep gradient into Chalki we came to this spot.  A very old, white-haired man was sitting in THIS chair, attended by a sleeping cat. 

Sit there masterclass

deserted chair in Chalki

I could see at once that he was a sit-there expert and could teach me a thing or two on that subject.  However, no sooner had I whipped out my handy mobile talking-playing-messaging-gaming-picturetaking device than both he and the cat more or less dematerialized – at any rate, when I looked up from fiddling with the thing to take his picture, he was no longer there. 

This, I think, was the lesson he was teaching.  I was clearly not yet even a padawan learner in the art of sitting there.


~ by fightswithivy on June 10, 2010.

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