Be my Guest: Jose Saramago

  When Joana Carda scratched the ground with the elm branch all the dogs of Cerbere began to bark, throwing the inhabitants into panic and terror, because from time immemorial it was believed that, when these canine creatures that had always been silent starting to bark, the entire universe was nearing its end.   Jose Saramago, The stone […]

Mediterranean Scollars

I sail the Mediterranean through time and places, sometimes even on a small boat admiring the Phoenicians, but mostly in my mind. This blog  is my Museum – Library – Meeting place as perhaps was the Ancient Library of Alexandria. The Internet Arcade is a conjunction where personal archetypes resonate jointly with the collective ones. It […]

Cyprian Icons

Cyprian Icon, 2006, painting on draft wood

It takes about 30 hours of sailing to arrive to Cyprus from Tel-Aviv. My thought are with the Phoenicians and how they were sailing all around the Mediterranean Sea connecting, exchanging goods and culture. I am trying to imagine their wooden ships containing scrolls for the Alexandrian Library. How did they keep them dry? I wonder around Larnaca Marina and pick […]

Envelope

I am back from Greece. With my love to the Mediterranean sea and cultures, my respect to the Phoenicians, memory of Ancient Alexandria Library – I was the second skipper on a small yacht. We read aloud sentences from the Odyssey, as if time did not pass. We were contemplating on all the Greek knowledge organized in Alexandria library- […]

Returning home

Please operate both videos simultaneously   More here: Arriving at Ithaka, A letter from Penelope to my readers Dinner with Penelope and Odysseus Envelope

Dinner with Penelope and Odysseus

…I sit with the ancient couple and we watch the sun set. I read to them the story of their life from the Hebrew translation. The sun went down long ago. Night and moon are here as a thousand years ago.   More here: Arriving at Ithaka, A letter from Penelope to my readers Envelope Returning […]

A letter from Penelope to my readers

Penelope writings, poem fragments were scattered on the island of Ithaca, 2012.     A tribute to Clio, a muse.   More here: Arriving at Ithaka Dinner with Penelope and Odysseus Envelope Returning home    

Arriving at Ithaca

כִּי תֵּצֵא בַּדֶּרֶךְ אֶל אִיתָקָה שְׁאַל כִּי תֶּאֱרַךְ דַּרְכְּךָ מְאֹד מְלֵאָה בְּהַרְפַּתְקָאוֹת, מְלֵאָה בְּדַעַת   When you set out for Ithaka ask that your way be long, Σα βγεις στον πηγαιμό για την Ιθάκη, να εύχεσαι νάναι μακρύς ο δρόμος, γεμάτος περιπέτειες, γεμάτος γνώσεις.   The first lines from Ithaka by Constantine P. Cavafy, in […]

Be my Guest: Ioram Melcer and Dorit Feldman

BE MY GUEST is a venue for others to share their art; I assemble between creators in my sitting room. Linear time and locality are not relevant. Ioram Melcer is a writer and a translator, mainly from Spanish and Pourtuguese. I learned about  Fernando Pessoa through his brilliant translation and introduction to The Book of Disquiet; It […]