Friday, February 25, 2011

Frozen Stiff—I Kid You Not!

This has to be far and away my favorite photograph of the “kids” back when they were really kids—somewhere round the summer of ’89 or ’90—checking out the temperature of the water in the Lousios River in Arcadia just a few steps away from the ruins of Ancient Gortys and a stone’s throw away from the monastery of St. John the Forerunner (Prodromou). Judging from the looks on their faces, I think they were expecting much warmer water than the ice pack that greeted them! They should have consulted that seasoned traveler par excellence, Pausanias, who said its waters were “the coldest in the world.” 

All of which reminds me of a poem I once wrote about some other kind of kids here.


  1. Beautiful that, so cold, yet he reaches out to his sister. What lovely, happy kids!

  2. Pausanias may have stood right there! And yet his record of the coldness of that water didn't reach your kids in time. So it goes...

    A wonderful photo!

  3. makes me wonder what the kids favourite photo of their father is

  4. Friends,

    Your comments warm a cold February morning, thank you for your thoughts!

    A p.s. for Peter: I also wonder--might it be this one?


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