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Olive Tree

Does absence make the heart grow fonder or is it in human nature to realize the true value of something when you can no longer have it? I really cannot figure out the right answer to this question. Coming from the coastal Aegean region, I grew somewhere in the midst of olive trees. I was so used to them and to the sounds of the crickets during the summer nights that I had almost taken them for granted. Maybe on account of this certainty, I had never tried to analyze an olive tree so closely until this summer. During my annual vacation with my family in my homeland, we went to a breakfast place on the hill of Aya Seranda in Cesme overlooking the Island of Khios. What a view it was! As you would imagine the Mediterranean Sea was the lead actor. Yet, in my eyes there was Continue reading