Sunday, May 20, 2007
IS UTOPIA HERE?
At Meteora, in the north of Greece, are a series of monasteries perched high on rock pedestals. Perhaps that is where utopia can be found, in an impenetrable place that the maddening crowd can't reach except by a rope.
I have visited this area a couple of times in the past but only as a mere traveller. At those times, decades ago, the thought hadn't occurred to me that one day it could be a place of refuge from a decadent world that might take me in!
Monasteries have proved to be popular places over the centuries for those who seek peace. Living a simple, frugal, isolated, meditative life must have something going for it. But what if the rope broke?
Besides, I don't know whether they'd accept an atheist. They might burn me at the stake!