Friday, 8 June 2012
May is a month full of natures joy. From the ancient days May was a very important month, even its name in Greek 'Mayos' means 'Maya' meaning Magic! The month where witches, sorcerors, magicians and spiritual leaders demonstrate and practise their magic and their ritualistic ceramonies. All over the world May is the month of blossoms, beautifull flowers and shiny rich greenery. All over the world it is a month where animals become active, if you know what I mean. In Azogires it was always a month where people rejoyce and enjoy the magic of nature. Azogires has a long history of spirituality, religious and not, and even bigger history of black and white magic. The old ladies of the village always hid in the dark caves of Azogires late at night around the time of may, to cast their magical spells. Even today there are rumours that its still taking place. Even though the Orthodox religion is deep in our hearts, certain people still practice the old ways. For me and my family May started with a beautifull hike along the river to enjoy the blossoming olivetrees that age between 500 and 2000 years old. We then made our way up to the mountain in order to celebrate the international free day of 1st of May 'Protomaya'. We cooked wild goat and drank loads of thirty year old red wine. Ioanna on the other hand did not approve of our heavy meat eating habits, so she cooked mushrooms and aubergines on the grill. We were so drunk that we actually ate it, and you know what it was wonderfull. She caried me on her back all the way home, yes she is a strong lady. To strong for me. For the rest of the month we enjoyed picking wild sage and thyme in full blossom.