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Sunday, four weeks ago. I'd woken to thunder and torrential rain. I lay in bed listening to it for a long while, grateful. Islands need water. And after two days on boats exploring volcanoes and hidden swimming coves, I needed an excuse to enjoy being wrapped in the beauty and care of my hotel that I knew I wouldn't allow myself otherwise, an excuse to slowly turn page after page of my novel, an excuse to entirely rest. And so I drifted: from breakfast table to (this gorgeous) sitting room to lunch table to hammock to the open lower terrace and finally back to the private terrace of my own room. When the rain cleared and the sky softened to quartz, pleated with swifts on the warm evening breezes, I thought about taking a passeggiata down into the village. But then I heard the sea: "Hush. Hush. Hush." She soothed. And by then I'd been on the island long enough to know that it is always wise to heed mother sea.
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Of all the gifts my week in the Aeolians gave me, this is the one I am holding onto (so lightly, so gently) most dearly. My life now is so deep with the new, and my senses (and all the richer feeling centres underneath: bones, muscles, belly, heart) reach the end of every week so stretched, tender and mindfully well-used. And there is still so much, so very much, I don't yet know. The only response (in that way the sea responds to her beaches over and over and over) is with slow stillness, with time for rest, and with wave after wave of generous kindness.
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#principedisalina | #principelife | #salina | #aeolianislands | #islandstories | #sheisnotlost | #finditliveit | #passionpassport | #mytinyatlas | #interiorinspiration |#livefullyalive | #feliceadesso | #thisidid | #redefineordinary | #wherecalmlives | #theartofslowliving | #awakethelight | #mystoryoflight
Godmorning 📷 have a nice day☀️😉 🍂🍁#RedefineOrdinary 
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I got 99 problems but the lack of windows is not one 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Throwback to Hamburg earlier this year 👀
Try to count the windows here? 😆 First one who gets it rights is awarded a 🐧!
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#hamburg | #windows95 | #tagsforlikes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On my first day on Salina, exploring out the far side of Malfa on a deserted stretch of road bordered by Malvasia vines, a huge unaccompanied dog charged at me from out of nowhere. Basta! I yelled, fearing the worst. The dog approached anyway. I tried to lose him by ducking down alleyways and small lanes, but of course the dog knew his island far better than I did and so always found me at the end of each of my escape routes. I simply couldn't get rid of him. But then something interesting happened: A car, travelling too fast for the narrow road, whipped past me a little too close. The dog turned to face the disappearing vehicle, all snarling teeth and gums, growling and barking angrily. And I realised that, far from keeping pace with me to ward me off or attack me, he was there to protect me. Which he continued to do, pausing whenever I did and looking back to check on me every time I lingered, guiding me almost entirely back to my hotel.
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Faith. Faith.
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A month has already passed since I left the NHS. And the lessons... No, wait, I mean gifts: the gifts just keep on coming.
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#salina | #aeolianislands | #islandstories | #sheisnotlost | #finditliveit | #iamatraveller | #passionpassport | #mytinyatlas | #livefullyalive | #feliceadesso | #faithoverfear | #thisidid | #daringgreatly | #redefineordinary | #awakethelight | #mystoryoflight
The oozing autumn
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#hubs_united #allbeauty_addiction #ourmoodydays #creativeoptic #ig_shotz_le #exploretocreate #mountainstones #briskoutdoors #in2nature #simplyadventure #roamearth #master_gallery #folkgreen #igworldglobal #houseoftones #agameoftones #artofvisuals #instanaturefriends_ #nature_sultans #bestnatureshots #show_us_nature #renegade_rural #rsa_outdoors #rsa_rural_ #thelensbible #createandcapture #redefineordinary #visitsweden
😍📸🌅 #RedefineOrdinary 
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Celestial beams
Greece
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#visitgreece #ig_greece #greeceimages #sombrescapes #fingerprintofgod #incredible_shots #superb_photos #vzcomood #ig_masterpiece #ourmoodydays #intothewoods #soft_vision #main_vision #igworldglobal #folkcreative #canonnordic #redefineordinary #renegade_rural #allbeauty_addiction #ournaturedays #royalsnappingartists #liveforthestory #visualscollective #folkgreen #lastingvisuals #shotzdelight #bns_features #roamtheplanet #stayandwander #cpcollectives
Autumn is here 🍂
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Sorry for bad update last week, here is a picture from Grönsöö🙈📸🍂🍁🍂 #RedefineOrdinary 
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There's nothing quite like a walk by a wild and blustery sea, is there?