Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Meet Harry-

....from Athens

March 29


Greek Pastitsio



"you get what you fight for, not what you deserve"

Knowledge of Angels, by Jill Paton Walsh

Harry works in publishing, in his early 30's

Hobbies include:
motorcycle racing, soccer, basketball

How do you say LOVE in Greek?
αγάπη spelled a-ga-pee

ok, back to LOVE

What does love mean to you?
wanting the best for someone...

When did you have your first kiss?

How old were you when you first fell in love?

How many times have you been in love?

Do you believe in soul mates?

What is a soulmate?
Someone you can connect with instantly, common interests and curiosities from the very beginning

What sustains a relationship?
love, attraction, caring for the person

What is your type?
pretty, smart, confidant, modest, shares common values

What are your turn offs?
someone who smokes, is flashy and arrogant

What are your strengths?
confidant, honest

What are your weaknesses?
i am too kind and sometimes that is perceived as weakness

Do you believe in love at first site?

Whats your take on marriage?
marriage is just a title, but if that title means something in the society that i live in, i will accept it

Who do you love?
my family, my dogs, my other half (girlfriend)

Have you been heart broken?
once, but fortunately it was very early in life so i developed defense mechanisms

Have you broken any hearts?
I hope not- but i think that i have...

Do you believe in God?
orthodox christian
-and no, my partner does not need to share the same religious background

Are your parents still together?

How many siblings do you have?

"family is the most important thing I have. I came from a very loving family"

What kind of partner are you looking for?
Someone who cares for me and doesn't see me as just "fitting"

What is your philosophy in life?
live as lively as you can, enjoy nature, and do good to society

How old do you feel?

How do Greeks view love?
like any western country, i would say that most people view love opportunistically, if the other person fits their plans, they think that they can love them, but that is NOT true love.  it is conditional love and mostly the feeling of security that they receive from their partners. 


I have known Harry for several years now, and hopefully I will visit him in Greece one day soon..
and then i can get his real answers via eye contact ;)

Some of the greatest love stories of all time derive from Greek mythology..

Paris & Helena

Recounted in Homer's Iliad, the story of Helen of Troy and the Trojan War is a Greek heroic legend, combining fact and fiction. Helen of Troy is considered one the most beautiful women in all literature. She was married to Menelaus, king of Sparta. Paris, son of King Priam of Troy, fell in love with Helen and abducted her, taking her back to Troy. The Greeks assembled a great army, led by Menelaus's brother, Agamemnon, to retrieve Helen. Troy was destroyed. Helen returned safely to Sparta, where she lived happily with Menelaus for the rest of her life.

Orpheus & Eurydice

Orpheus and Eurydice story is an ancient greek tale of desperate love. Orpheus fell deeply in love with and married Eurydice, a beautiful nymph. They were very much in love and very happy together. Aristaeus, a Greek god of the land and agriculture, became quite fond of Eurydice, and actively pursued her. While fleeing from Aristaeus, Eurydice ran into a nest of snakes which bit her fatally on her legs. Distraught, Orpheus played such sad songs and sang so mournfully that all the nymphs and gods wept. On their advice, Orpheus traveled to the underworld and by his music softened the hearts of Hades and Persephone (he was the only person ever to do so), who agreed to allow Eurydice to return with him to earth on one condition: he should walk in front of her and not look back until they both had reached the upper world. In his anxiety he forgot that both needed to be in the upper world, and he turned to look at her, and she vanished for the second time, but now forever.

Odysseus & Penelope

Few couples understand sacrifice quite like this Greek pair. After being torn apart, they wait twenty long years to be reunited. War takes Odysseus away shortly after his marriage to Penelope. Although she has little hope of his return, she resists the 108 suitors who are anxious to replace her husband. Odysseus is equally devoted, refusing a beautiful sorceress'  offer of everlasting love and eternal youth, so that he might return home to his wife and son.

Can you live grand enough to create & share your own love story?