05 Mar HAPPINESS IS FOUND IN SIMPLICITY (ODYSSEAS ELYTIS)
I can become happy
with the simplest things
the most insignificant..
even the every day ones of every day.
It is sufficient for me that weeks have Sundaysand
I am satisfied that years keep their Christmas for the very end
that winters have stone houses dipped in snow
that I know how to discover the hidden bitter herbs in their hiding places.
It is enough for me that four people love mea lot..
It is enough for me that I love four peoplea lot..
that I spend my breath on them alone;
that I am not afraid to remember;
that I do not care if they remember me;
that I can still cryand that I even sing..sometimes..
that there is music which fascinates meand fragrances that enchant me..
(trnsl. Youlika K. Masry 2017)