All men have their folly? - Kalimera Friday

Piraeus - harbour at Athens
@Inlemay (16640)
South Africa
May 20, 2016 4:07am CST
As the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea spew out the remains of another flight with innocent passengers, downed to the sea . . . sadness is my feeling for all those that are experiencing a great loss today. A thought for them. Friday's are my Greek days, and ironically there is much around the Greek islands happening at the moment. Apart from very passionate Greek people, the islands are beautiful and tranquil and many humble people make your days of leasure quite the pleasure when visiting. I may not be able to make light of this post, therefore all I say is Kalimera to everyone out there, and Kalimera to Katerina especially. folly definition: a Zorba the Greek theory of "lack of good sense; foolishness." "an act of sheer folly" “Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek
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• Greece
20 May 16
That quote reminds me of another from the film 'My big fat Greek wedding' said by the father of the bride 'There are two types of people in the world, the Greeks and those who wish they were Greeks.' Loved it. Quite true in its way,.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
21 May 16
I love that movie too - but my FAVOURITE movie is "Life in Ruins" that was the movie that inspired my hubby and I to travel to Greece and we will go again when the money is right - Oh and when the flights are all still in the air!
• Greece
21 May 16
@Inlemay I have not heard of 'Life in ruins' but if it inspired you to visit Greece it must have been a good one. We were inspired to come to Greece by the English weather! My husband wanted warm sun on his bones when he got older.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
21 May 16
@41CombedaleRoad that's a good reason.
@MALUSE (41111)
• Germany
27 Jun 16
Have you read the novel? I have. I can recommend it. There's more in it than in the film although the film is also brilliant.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
28 Jun 16
I have asked the children to buy it for me for my birthday - seeing I am so Greek obsessed on Fridays - However I probably will never get Anthony Quinn out of my mind doing that dance on the beach
@MALUSE (41111)
• Germany
29 Jun 16
@Inlemay Do you know that the dance Sirtaki is not an original Greek one? It was invented for the film so-to-speak and immediately caught on like a house on fire. It has become part of the national Greek heritage.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
29 Jun 16
@MALUSE No I didnt know that - just goes to show what silly things done can become Heritage
@Tampa_girl7 (25898)
• United States
20 May 16
The crash is very sad.
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• Greece
20 May 16
@Inlemay I'm afraid we are going to live with horrors like this for a long time. It is enough to put people off flying, indeed it is already costing countries who rely on tourism dearly.
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
21 May 16
@41CombedaleRoad it's most unfortunate . Trying to cripple the world in the process
@Marcyaz (35655)
• United States
20 May 16
I heard about another downed plane but didn't hear was it terriorists or trouble with the plane?
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
20 May 16
it has not yet been confirmed - but sounds like terror
@Marcyaz (35655)
• United States
20 May 16
@Inlemay Those poor people on the plane who never hurt anyone being targeted by those fanatics who want to blow everyone up even themselves.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 May 16
it feels as thought there have been more flights going missing these last couple years!
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
21 May 16
It does seem that way.
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@pgntwo (21731)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
20 May 16
Sad. And the cause as well as impact on flights between Europe and North Africa has yet to be revealed...
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@Inlemay (16640)
• South Africa
20 May 16
in this modern world - there are too many for them to be the fault of technology - terror is most definitely visible