Black Cat on White Steps in Santorini

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“Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” ~ Robert Kennedy.   Black Cat on White Steps in Santorini, Greece. Sharing the beauty of the world one photo at a time.  There is a story behind this photo and the photo below….

I was on a photo workshop with my sister in Greece.  On our first day out with the group, I fell behind, as I often do because of my concentration on taking photos.  The group moved on without me, and there I was in Greece on my own – no phone, no money, no car, no map and no way to contact the group.  I had left my phone and money in the van.  My sister mentioned to the group leader/photographer that I wasn’t with the group, and he said that he was sure I would catch up.  However, I’ve been taught that when I get left behind or get lost, stay where I’m at, and I will be found.  But, no one ever came to get me.  I stayed, and I waited, and I took more pictures where I was at, and I listened to the group playing music at the top of these steps, but no one came.

So finally, I decided that I would try and find our tour van.  I couldn’t remember which parking lot we were in, but I figured it wouldn’t be that difficult to find.  Wrong.  I couldn’t find the car.  And still, no one came to get me.  So it was getting towards sundown, and I thought I’d better at least try and get back to the hotel.  But the problem was I had no phone and no money.

I flagged down a cab, but he was booked and he said to get the next one.  I flagged down the next cab, and luckily I did remember the name of the small hotel, so I asked him to take me back to the hotel.  When we got there, I told him that I had no money, but that I was going to go into the hotel and ask the owner for money to pay him.  Fortunately for me and the taxi driver, the owner was there and was agreeable to paying the taxi driver.

So I paid him and had the owner call the tour leader to let him know where I was.  Needless to say, I was pretty upset with him, but I did forgive him and move on.  He’s a great guy, and a very good photographer, and hopefully he learned something from that event….  I know I did… never leave your money and phone in the car!

So the photo of the cat on the steps is one of the photos I took while waiting to be found.  And this photo of the musical group was also taken during my wait.

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