I am soft with healing after I am luxuriant with good fortune after I am cloaked by lady beetles a scent of salted olive, my nature after all means spacious means rhododendron and a pretty mouth. If I give the impression of canopied with black spots after my sorrow believe me when I say I am in pursuit of myself and a kiss and might after I be a ridge on Mount Ida might local winegrowers and cicadas might my hollow after deep between my thighs be my greeting braced ̶ There’s femininity a softening I’d forgotten. I’d cherish the softening Holy is the body its roundness the flesh its brine a sweet secret at age 58 a shuttered body a cherished resumé. There’s so much song even in heartache and my heart the female body after bird melody my simple request after the seeded bread I’d bought at the base of Lasithi flavored with orange rind. I am a Greek woman’s body I was told in the marketplace after buying a potato and sea bream the morning planes flew overhead celebrating Saint Minas when two vendors said you are one of usyou look like us the earthy Polite. Greek. Fluid. And the lady beetles they mean I am composed of a million single cries.
Sarada has become such a great friend of the residency. This summer she has returned for the fourth time. Each time she works on new and ongoing projects. This time she is making a full; length film. Shooting around the island, and in a studio at the residency. The residency has had a few return artists this year, which is very reassuring.
Also in the photos is a favorite taverna the residency guest are often dragged to. It is called Gogona Bar, and is a hidden gem outside of Heraklion city. Sarada did some underwater filming there, dressed as an astronaut :)