“The highest point a man can attain is not Knowledge, or Virtue, or Goodness, or Victory, but something even greater, more heroic and more despairing: Sacred Awe!”
― Nikos Kazantzakis,
Taken from one of the most inspiring modern pieces of literature, Kazantzakis words resonate with me in ways that few other authors have. It is this inextinguishable fire, immortalized in his character Zorba, that brings about a yearning to explore the world as a tapestry of inspiration. To inspire awe is an emotion that can literally take your breath away or cry till your knees are weak, or laugh uncontrollably. To document these experiences is a project of mine that I have long been procrastinating. So here it is.
Sacred-Awe.com is a drawing board where my wonder and exploration is chronicled in thematic writing. In terms of content, this website will explore culture with specific emphasis on food culture, musical experiences, travelling and cultural encounters with each other. As some of you may now, I love to cook and I will therefore also feature a lot of posts with recipes, food trends in both wine, herbalism, and culinary methods.
I hope people will find joy in reading about my experiences in and out of the Danish capital. I hope to inspire people to broaden their cultural horizons through the prisms of thematic writing and photography. Despite this website appearing as a personal venture, I am more than willing to share precious knowledge from others as sharing is the driving vehicle behind most of the raw material found on this site. All ideas are welcome and I certainly hope the site will become interactive.
Why Sacred-Awe? A word so frivolously thrown around in our times, and one that pertains to something inspiring awe, is that of awesome. As a point of inspiration, I would like to strive towards revitalising this somewhat forgotten emotion, which has been diluted time and again by mass media culture, from the likes of “How I Met Your Mother” and its “Awesomeness” factor to the theme song of the recent Lego movie which ironically posits that “Everything is awesome”. Let us try revisit the notion of awe and reshape our personal understanding of what it is.
As mentioned earlier, this website will work in chronological thematic sequence, I decided to make the first theme one that is personal and very close to my heart. Having Greek roots, I have visited many parts of the Greek archipelago and every adventure leaves me with a yearning to share what I experience in the somewhat “wounded” nation in the balkan peninsula.
So without further ado, welcome and enjoy!