Istanbul

When I was young I was Achilles
It was excellence, honor, bravery, and blood,
All played out on the stage of the world.

Now I am Odysseus, a voyager, a traveler for travel's sake.
As if something was forgotten, I go East.
The star of the play now is the Earth itself,
Ireland to Istanbul.

In the beginning and at the end there was light.
The beauty of light finds a room in us.
What is it all but luminous?

Almost at the end of the Eurowalk 2015

 

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