Santorini¬†has been a place to settle – find stillness and consider new music from a calm place. The little town a confection of stolid earth walled houses, built one upon another, falling higgledy up the caldera. From a distance it looks like snow crusting the lava‚Ķ In a deep shadow cellar an old man carved altarpieces and mermaids out of the air, cutting the light with crimson and lapis. Along a little in the Mediterranean museum of ancient music I strummed instruments 4,300 years old (this town might have been built for me : ) Opposite across a leaf shade square is Atlantis books, moved from its cliff top teeter and settled into the earth: I bought Aeschylus, Orwell – and Lao Tzu for Niimi. I hope something of this brilliant light seeps into the songs…

Plant

Plant

 

Boat

Boat

 

Coffee

Coffee

Mermaid

Mermaid

Atlantis Books

Atlantis Books

Atlantis 2

Atlantis 2

Map corner from atop the philosophy tower

Map corner from atop the philosophy tower

Drink up now it's getting on time to close...

Drink up now it’s getting on time to close…

Sunset over Atlantis

Sunset over Atlantis

73 year old dacite we passed on the trek down from the volcano’s summit

73 year old Dacite

73 year old Dacite

Map

Map

73 year old Dacite

73 year old Dacite

73 year old Dacite

73 year old Dacite