About Me

***

When I was a young boy troubled by the challenges of childhood, I wrote a poem with the sincerity and innocence of youth which I would like to share with you. I love encouraging people to be true to themselves and express those God given gifts that everyone is blessed with for the fulfillment of peace, joy and purpose within our lives, while helping and inspiring our fellow neighbour. Being true to oneself is of utmost importance and takes much courage. From my youth, the serenity, adventure and sheer beauty of the world around me resonated deeply within my mind, heart and soul. What I experienced and felt a need to express found a creative outlet through my passion and love for poetry and photography.

“A persons life is like that of a candle

A mere flame amongst a great many

A flame which within a few heartbeats

Will flicker and die, yet while I burn

Let me burn ever so brightly

For all to see”

An adventurous spirit combined with a love of exploration instilled within me a passion for photography at an early age. Having a deep love for nature, I felt instinctively drawn to the serenity, solitude and natural beauty offered by landscape photography which perfectly complemented my calm, deeply reflective nature. Paradoxically, the vibrancy and diversity of civilisation as represented in town and city life also proved fascinating. To my wonder and delight it always seems that “The more I explore the amazing world that we live in, the less I seem to know, yet the more I’m inspired to experience that which I do not know.”   

The exotic natural beauty of Australia and picturesque brilliance of Europe with its rich history and cultural diversity have provided ample sources of inspiration. Australia is blessed with wild, rugged beauty and vast spaces ranging from mountains, forests, deserts and Ocean that are truly amazing to behold. Alternatively, Europe is historically, culturally and geographically the richest and most diverse continent that I have yet experienced. With a vast heritage influenced by the Classical, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern Eras, it never ceases to amaze me. Photography is a powerful medium that can express visually an individuals’ life experience to manifest something poignant within ones soul. I always ask myself what legacy do I aspire to leave behind, and in what way has my life had an impact on the lives of the amazing people who I’ve been blessed to have experienced throughout my travels. Photographymemoirs – Fine Art Landscape Photography, as experienced through my eyes and footsteps is my personal Odyssey that I would love to share with you.

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”   Socrates

My mission is to celebrate the natural beauty and diverse cultures of the world we live in, through my passion for travelling and building bridges between people via shared experiences and a spirit of mutual dignity, respect and compassion. I yearn to leave something beautiful behind that transcends both culture and time. My inspiration stems from my love for Christ Jesus. Photography, travelling and sharing experiences are merely the vehicles through which this love is expressed.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork”                  Psalm 19:1

All material contained within this blog, whether photographic or written is subject to copyright. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without prior approval and permission granted by the author, is strictly prohibited.

© Photographymemoirs, Fine Art Landscape Photography –  All rights reserved

Should you wish to experience more of my work please feel free to visit my website featuring Fine Art Landscape Photography through my eyes and in my footsteps.

 
Advertisements

208 thoughts on “About Me

    • You are most welcome. I love the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Europe. Germany, an amazing place to photograph is one of my favourite destinations. Australia indeed is blessed with beautiful nature, Wilson’s Promontory being the most beautiful place that I’ve ever experienced.

  1. I got to Croatia and Venice a year ago – a dream come true for a land-locked prairie girl with a passion for history and literature!! I dream of more travel to come – so I love to see your pictures of Bavaria, an area I would love to visit. I also have distant family there… Nice to meet you, Konstantine! 🙂

    • It’s an absolute pleasure to meet you Melody. Europe is truly a spectacular continent to photograph, not only geographically, but also from a historical and cultural perspective. It’s extremely rich and diverse continent; furthermore, if you make the effort to learn the culture and language the people are quite friendly.

      • I absolutely loved my experience trying out some new words in Croatia – unfortunately, I hadn’t caught the photography bug yet, so my photos are bland and uninspired. I will definitely need to save up my pennies for another go! 🙂

      • Great idea, Europe is my favourite destination. The geography is beautiful and it has an amazing heritage blessed with a diverse, rich history and vibrant culture. I can speak French and basic German but would like to improve both areas. Languages along with photography and poetry are my most loved interests.

  2. I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. You are an inspiration, one who writes with soul and inter-spec. Thank you for following my blog and I look forward to exploring your blog and experiencing the world through your lens. Many blessings ~ Mary

    • Dear Mary,
      Thank you for or such warm and kind words. Your artwork is an extension of your passion and is truly inspirational. I’m also looking forward to experiencing the beauty that unfolds before you in your world and through your eyes. Wishing you a blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  3. Thanks for visiting The World according to DIna, it’s highly appreciated. Now I’ll take a look at your blog.

    A very merry Christmas to you as well,
    Best regards
    from the Far North
    Dina

  4. Hi Konstantine,
    Looks like you are spreading Merry Christmas wishes across the continents. Thank you for that!
    Your photographs are wonderful and I look forward to studying them and your blog more. I”m sure I can learn something! 🙂
    Where will you go next?
    I appreciate you stopping by my blog. Hope to be able to get back to Europe next year.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.
    Pennny

    • Hi Penny, and yes I do like to spread a little love around the world during Christmas, after all Christmas is about Christ the most beautiful example of forgiveness, mercy and love. Thank you for your kind comments regarding my photographs they are most appreciated, and regarding learning the feeling is mutual; I’m also learning from yourself. I feel that humility dictates that we can all learn from one another at every stage of our life. My next trip will be to Europe, which I adore and I’ll be staying in Germany and possibly France.

      God bless you Penny have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🙂

  5. That poem is gorgeous. You wrote that when you were young? I think that teens have so much potential…..but so many of them are too busy trapped in idleness. Thank you for sharing that with us. Looking forward to your future posts.

    • Thank you for your generous words. I have always been a deep thinker and reflected much on life from a young age, looking towards my inner being for a creative expression and outlet. I express myself after much contemplation in thoughts and words, which tend to flow easily. I wrote this poem when in high school, so I would have been around 14 or 15 years of age. Unfortunately our society often neglects the creative beauty that our heart mind and soul reflect. I’m going to make a conscious effort to rediscover the beauty of poetry once more. Have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

      • My oldest son is 14 and I call him superman. He is strong, handsome, intelligent, fast..the total package. He can do anything…. figuratively of course. I don’t want him to waste his youth staring at an iPhone. He can do so much good. Your poem demonstrates the great potential that teens have to affect the world for the better. I really like that you are creative. Merry Christmas!

      • Thank you kindly once again, for your very kind words indeed. I pray that your son matures into a gentle and loving person that can inspire all those around him. Merry Christmas to you and may God bless you and your family.

    • Thank you kindly for such warm words. Everybody is indeed gifted with certain talents. As a gift is meant to be given and thus shared, I think that making the word a more beautiful place through the expression of sharing what we have and who we are is a great principle to live by. Blessings to you and Merry Christmas.

    • You are most welcome, and thank you for the Christmas greeting. It’s never to late to say Merry Christmas. Melbourne on Christmas Day was warm, sunny with a gentle cool breeze, perfect weather actually. Slightly different to a ” White, European Christmas”. 🙂

      • If only the european christmas would have been white… it was far too warm (around 15° C) and far too rainy. so i envy your perfect weather in the city i miss most a bit 😉

      • So sorry to hear that. I promise that next year when I visit Germany I’ll pack some nice “Sunny Melbourne weather” in my luggage (I’ll have to take a big suitcase) and then when I land in Germany, I’ll climb the Bavarian Alps, wait for a North wind to blow then open my suitcase so that all of Germany is bathed in beautiful warm sunny weather. 🙂

  6. I’m so happy to have discovered you and your blog. Your amazing photography, more beautiful than life, combined with your philosophies are a wonderful combination. Your heart is apparent in your words and photography.

    • For such kind, warm words I sincerely thank you. I strongly believe in living by certain principles that may be best expressed through the following words ” Love thy neighbour as thyself”. Have a wonderful New Year and may God bless you in every way that your gifts may shine, that you may find joy and peace while inspiring those around you.

  7. “My candle burns at both ends,
    It will not last the night;
    But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends
    It gives a lovely light!” – Edna St.Vincent Millay

    I thought you would enjoy this quote, which I recently posted next to a review of the Australian author M.L.Stedman’s excellent book The Light Between Oceans.

    Bonne Continuation, beautiful work, both with your photography and words.

    • Merci beaucoup Claire, your words are very kind indeed and encouraging. Words and photography can complement one another beautifully to give more depth. I really love the little poem that you quoted absolutely wonderful. Take great care of yourself.

    • Thank you for your kind words of encouragement; the pleasure of making your acquaintance is mine indeed. I’m happy that our thoughts on life are similar, and am looking forward to discovering more of your own journey through your blog.

  8. Your photography is truly beautiful, I never been to Europe but thanks to you I can now wander down lovely historical streets. I wish history was valued more highly in Australia. We seem to pull down lovely old buildings to replace them with not so lovely modern buildings. I will enjoy continuing your journey with you through your blog.

    • I sincerely thank you for such your kind comments and words of encouragement. I have a deep love for the rich history, culture, traditions and architecture of Europe, which reflects the Classical, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern eras. It is truly brilliant to behold, and furthermore geographically it is extremely diverse and stunning to behold. Being of European heritage I love travelling there and experiencing different cultures, but Australia is home and the place I love most.

  9. Your pictures are really awesome, great work Konstantine! love it!! Nice to discover you and your blog!! My best wishes to you for this new year we just started!!

    • Thank you kindly for such kind words indeed. They give me the inspiration to keep on photographing that which I’m passionate about. It was also my pleasure discovering you and your blog. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and wish you have a blessed and prosperous new year. Take great care and thank you once again.

  10. Hi Konstantine, thanks for visiting my blog, Gasm Travels at http://maedetera.wordpress.com/ and for the nice comment you wrote on one of my photos….im glad to have you as it led me to your blog which i find really interesting as i too love landscape photography and traveling….i have just came back from a 3 month backpacking trip in Europe and looking at some of your photos while reading your posts makes me want to go back again….I agree, Europe is an amazing place for photography…..and so is Australia….have you been to Africa? it is a different enrivonment but well worth it for landscape photography…..more travels to you this 2013….cheers!

    • Greetings Susan,
      You are most welcome, and it was my pleasure visiting your blog. Europe is my favourite destination for its historical, cultural and geographical diversity. Australia is definitely beautiful with regard to nature. I’ve never been to Africa actually, but I’m sure it has a unique beauty all of its own. Take great care.

  11. How lovely your childhood poem was ~ it reflects the light that was always shining within you, and clearly continues to burn — your work is outstanding – you should be very proud. Truly a gift to your readers … Blessings and Love ~ Robyn

    • Thank you for the lovely compliments Robyn Lee, they are most generous indeed. I was quite young when I wrote my poem. The secret of life is to kindle the flame within ones heart, so that the light within burns bright otherwise, tribulation can cause it to momentary flicker. Thank you also for taking the time to enjoy my photographs, they give me much joy especially all the experiences attached to them. On reflection, I’d hesitate to consider myself proud regarding any my achievements actually, as I attribute all my gifts and achievements to God’s grace at work within me. Peace and joy within is closer to the truth.
      God bless

  12. I have to agree — the magnificent images you capture are clearly a product of your seeing through divine eyes – or “God within” ~ I have no doubt. Pride – as a term does not do justice!
    As to the kindling of that flame – this is the quote I chose last year for my Gravitar profile…

    “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.” Car Jung

    So I most certainly appreciate your boyhood insight – and your adult fostering of this great insight… even in the face of challenge – I find this is the greatest gift you can give others, and yourself as well! Blessings ~ Robyn

    • Profound words indeed. The image of light shining in darkness is quite powerful, and is especially prevalent in Christianity. I could always look into someones’ eyes and perceive the nature of someone, much like a child actually. I’ve always believed that “The eyes are the window into ones soul”. It’s wonderful when we can express that light within us creatively such that we may find the peace and joy of God within, while sharing our experiences with those around us. 🙂

      Matthew 6:22
      “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light”.

      God bless

    • Thank you kindly for such warm words. Suffering does lend itself to deep inner contemplation which then manifests as creative expression, which for me is best expresses as words. I sincerely wish you and your family, peace, joy and love.
      God bless

  13. you have a beautiful spirit… your vibrancy is magnetic. You where a wise one so young with manifesting such a profound poem. It has clearly served you well… your light is bright brother… keep on keeping on…

    • From the depth of my heart I sincerely thank you for such beautiful words, which honour me too highly. Words which stem from the heart and bear witness to truth flow freely. Thank you for your heartfelt words which warm my mind, heart and soul. Many long years ago, after sharing a conversation with a young friend of mine at University, she responded “I wish I had your wisdom”. I looked at her innocence, smiled sadly and replied deep in thought …”You yearn for that which can only be experienced through two paths, pain with suffering, and time”. Time will be our companion till we pass away, and is unavoidable, but do you really yearn and are prepared for pain and suffering in the pursuit of wisdom?”.
      God bless you 🙂

    • Thank you for your kind words. I think the key at any point of our life is to be true to our calling and live out the unique gifts that God has blessed us with. Our life’s’ journey is always a difficult one, and I think that along the way we tend to get easily sidetracked. Wisdom and dedication are noble qualities hard to attain of themselves, however the courage to manifest these is even more difficult. I’m still learning about all these, and especially the qualities of humility and love.
      God bless

    • Thank you kindly for such lovely words. It is me who is blessed by your generous compliments and exeriencing your blog wherein I sensed the deep love that abates so strongly within your family. That is indeed a true gift of grace from God. God bless you and your gorgeous family; may they be a source of light and inspiration for all those around them. 🙂

  14. Lovely to meet you at soulsnet and now I have followed you home. I have just come back from a holiday in Portugal and yours was the first comment that I read on my return and what a lovely comment it was. I have been thinking alot about purpose recently and what you said resonated alot with me. The idea of feeding oneself with beauty and the loveliness that is in the world so that it can spill over and be shared with others sounds to me like a worthy purpose.

    Really glad to have met you. Life’s journey can be hard and it is wonderful to meet up with kindred spirits along the way.

    Corinne

    • Dear Corinne, thank you kindly for such unexpected but lovely words of encouragement. I think that everybody comes to the stage where they question their purpose in life; and gathering career titles, accolades from people and material wealth does not quench the thirst of ones’ mind heart and soul. I strongly believe in inner transformation, striving to manifest humility and unconditional love, a most difficult but rewarding journey of peace, joy and gratitude. Humility opens the doorway to love, which I believe allows one to see beauty in any situation. For me this is the presence of God’s grace working within our heart and soul. Once again thank you sincerely for your heartfelt and beautiful words.
      God bless you in every way. 🙂

  15. Dear Konstantine~
    So lovely to meet you! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog today and most especially for leading me to your beautiful site. Your photos are breath taking! Your passion for beauty and life escape from each one. God has truly gifted you, and for that I am grateful. I look forward to following your work and seeing the splendor of God’s creation through your lens.
    Blessings,
    Erin

    • Dear Erin,
      The pleasue is mine indeed, and my heart was sincerely filled with joy at reading how you were helping people through counselling; the ability to listen and guide people through their pain and life’s many tribulations is a rare and precious gift that you have been blessed with. Also thank you or honouring me with such wonderful comments, nevertheless as you rightly suggested, honour and glory belong to our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. I am merely a servant whose passion and love for God compels me to bear testimony through photography to the source of His amazing and beautiful Creation, as an outward pouring of God’s infinite love or mankind.

  16. Aloha Konstantine, I am glad that you found my site and now I have found yours! I am so happy to meet a fellow Christian. Your poem was inspiring; I enjoyed the Christmas video and classical art and look forward to viewing your photography.
    ~Liz

    • Greetings my fellow Christian and thank you for such lovely compliments. My poem is a way of saying “I love our Lord Jesus Christ so much that let my life brief as it may be, manifest an expression of Love for Him, so that others may be touched by His amazing grace, so beautiful it is to behold” I’m glad you enjoyed my video, I combined my favourite classical paintings with scripture verses and Händels Messiah which I dearly love.
      God bless you in every way

  17. Konstantine, I feel really lucky I was able to discover your blog thanks to your visit to mine 🙂 I have read this introductory page and I can say that your adolescent poem is touching and that I smiled reading about your mission in life. I have no doubt you will make it all true. Warmest wishes, Paula

    • Dear Paula, the pleasure is mine indeed, and it was me who was fortunate to visit your blog. Thank you kindly for such lovely words of encouragement; they are very much appreciated. I wrote the poem when I was very young and still in high school, however its simple but beautiful message is even more relevant today, many years later, with life’s many challenges. Hvala vam ljubazno (i hope that makes sense).
      God bless you

      • It makes sense though it it not used that often today … most people are just not as polite as before 🙂 . May God bless you always.

      • Hvala lijepa Paula,
        I look forward to hopefully seeing some picturesque photographs of Croatia on your blog. I will be posting some beautiful photographs of Victoria in Australia where I come from in the next few weeks, especially The Great Ocean Road and Wilson’s Promontory which are simply breathtaking. When I first experienced Wilson’s’ Promontory after not seeing it since my early childhood the first words that came into my mind were “Heaven on Earth”
        May God bless you in everything.

  18. Konstantine … Thanks for visiting my blog “Eyes to Heart” and leaving such a lovely comment. I believe we are here to inspire each other and in our own even small way make the world a better place. Your words are from the heart and I feel that. I’m looking forward to being further inspired by your words and images. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

    • Thank you so much Dorothy, for such heartfelt words. And yes I do agree, the ability to inspire one another and make the world a better place to live in, is a great and noble cause through a humble disposition, gentle spirit and heart full of love for our fellow neighbour and the beautiful world that we live in.

  19. Konstantine, Thank you for paying a visit to my blog, it never ceases to amaze me to find someone half way around the world looking at, and hopefully enjoying, my photographs. I felt it only fair that I pay you a visit in return, and I’m glad I did. Though I’ve only scratched the surface of the images on your blog, all I can say is excellent work my friend!

    • Dear Jeff, the pleasure is mine indeed, and I’m in full agreement with you. Being able to build bridges between people from all over the world, while inspiring one another through photography and our experiences is a beautiful thing indeed.

      • I couldn’t agree more. Not all that many years ago it would have been hard to get people across town to see our images. Now, with a few clicks of a mouse they can be seen the world over.

      • Very true indeed and well spoken. The great thing with a blog is that we’re accountable to something. This inspires us to live out our passion for creative and beautiful photography, by getting out there and taking photographs.

  20. Hi Konstantine! I really admire your talent in both photography and writing. What’s even more admirable is your intent of sharing it to the rest of the world with such positive outlook.

    • Greetings Grace, and thank you so much for your kind words; you are very generous indeed with your compliments. I love photography, but then again it is merely a way in which I express my faith in Christ which I hold most dear.

  21. Hii. This is the best about me i have ever read; 🙂 the poem is really touching. and i liked the pictures too 😉

    regards ‘
    Kenny

  22. 🙂 Love your introduction. Mine pales in comparison. Glad you decided to share your passion for photography. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve got 🙂

    • The pleasure is mine indeed. I’ve had quite a challenging life, and have come to the realisation that, as one gets older it’s essential that we do that which we love and more importantly express that which we fell within our mind, heart and soul. I am honoured indeed that you have been inspired by my blog and am looking forward to you accompanying me on my journey.
      God bless you.

  23. Thanks for stopping by again. I finally had a chance to catch up on blog stuff and I’m glad I looked through a bit of your blog. You’re a good ambassador to the world – from the world!
    Your photos are beautiful!

    • Greetings Claire, thank you sincerely for your kind and beautiful remarks. I must say that I am very moved by your own journey through life and the many experiences you have had, especially amongst the poor. Regarding being a good ambassador to the world, I believe the title honours me too highly and that it more appropriately used to describe yourself. Thank you for being the beautiful person that you are.
      God bless you in every way

  24. Ah, if only I were half as worthy as that! It’s more like I was lost, and the poor found me and took me in – and years later, I still won’t go home. To tell their stories is a humbling honor.

    I can report that your candle is shining, brother – I can see it from here!

    P.S. I really look forward to any poetry you write.

    • Thank you once again for such kind words Claire, I will make a more concerted attempt to write more poetry like in the past. One important thing, the reason why the poor found you and took you in was because they detected the love that shines in your eyes “The eyes are the window of one’s soul”. This was no coincidence, you simply chose the path that was more fulfilling in terms of one’s heart and soul.
      God bless you

    • Dear Mary, I am quite touched that you considered me for an award. It was quite a pleasant surprise actually. Thank you for your generous support. I would say that as an artist you are extremely gifted and truly inspirational. Your work always fills me with joy and wonder and is beautiful to behold.
      God bless you

      • Well as we say in Texas, bless your heart! Thank you for your wonderful words!

        I love seeing the world through your lens ~ Mary

      • What a beautiful Texan saying, I love it already. If Texas is home to people like yourself, then I must pay it a visit if ever, God willing I find myself in your lovely country. I love seeing the world through your mind, heart and soul.

  25. What a wonderful testimony you have. Your faith is refreshingly, vibrantly evident and I sense the presence of God through your annointed words. Thank you for visiting my blog. You have encouraged me today.

    • Vielen Dank für Ihr Kompliment,
      Thank you for your kind words indeed Susi; they are very much appreciated. I’m actually Australian of Greek heritage. I love Europe, and am looking forward to going back later this year. Germany is quite beautiful, so I’m looking forward to photographing more of your country. Take great care Susi and God bless you. 🙂

      • Kalimera apo Germania Konstantine,

        I now will follow your blog to see more of your fantastic photos. I am happy to have met you here 🙂
        Yes, Germany is a beautiful country and you are more than welcome here!
        I can tell you some MUST SEES here if you like. Hamburg is on top of the list, lol 🙂
        For me, the Mediterranian countries of Europe are the nicest, but – each country has its best sides and special places of interest. I love Greece so much, lost my heart there more than 20 years ago.
        If you like, I will blog an article about my love to this country in English soon.
        Have a great weekend, kalo savatokyriako, Susi

      • Grüße von Australien,
        Thank you for your lovely compliments Susi, you are very generous with your kind words for which I’m grateful. I’ve never been to Hamburg before however I have heard many good things about the city. I do agree with you that the Mediterranean countries are special in many ways, however there is beauty to be found all over Europe, as it is so diverse and rich in history culture and tradition. By the way I’m impressed with your Greek. Take good care 🙂
        God bless

  26. Dear Konstantine,
    Thank you very much for visiting my blog and commenting my latest post. I took the time to go through your blog and I have to say, that I enjoyed your pictures very much (and your style of writing is pleasant to read by the way).
    Looking very much forward to seeing more of your wonderful and atmospheric pictures!
    Greetings
    Charlie

    • Danke schön Charles, Sie sind äußerst freundlich.
      It was my absolute pleasure visiting your wonderful blog and experiencing your creative and innovative photography. Thank you for your kind words and wonderful encouragement which is very much appreciated. Your comments really inspired me to continue sharing my experiences. Thank you once again Charles, and wishing you all the best with your photography journey. Take great care and God bless

    • Merci beaucoup Mathias, je vous en prie.
      Thank you for the wonderful invitation regarding Paris; it is a pleasure and an honour. And may I please offer that you contact me should you ever come to Australia and visit Melbourne. Take good care Mathias, and blessings to you in beautiful Paris. 🙂

    • Greetings Cheri,
      Thank you kindly for your wonderful comments and encouragement; your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated. I am very passionate about photography, especially exploring new cultures and most of all the beautiful natural World that we live in, a beautiful gift of Creation. I will definitely be looking at your blog when I’m able to relax and look at it with the time and depth that it deserves. Take great care, and God bless you.

    • Dear Eddie, thank you for such a wonderful compliment which means much to me. Your kind words of encouragement lend wings to my soul and inspire me to continue to find the energy to share my passion through Photography. Take great care of yourself and God bless you.

  27. Hi Konstantine, just started following your blog, some fantastic, sharp, eye-catching images you have. I look forward to your upcoming posts, and thanks for visiting my blog. Keep well.

    • Hi Derek; thank you for all your wonderful comments; they’re most uplifting and inspire me to keep on photographing what I’m passionate about. And it was my absolute pleasure visiting your blog. Keep on living your dream and experiencing your journey with Photography.

  28. Beautiful images with words that comes from a passionate heart.
    “A persons life is like that of a candle

    A mere flame amongst a great many

    A flame which within a few heartbeats

    Will flicker and die, yet while I burn

    Let me burn ever so brightly

    For all to see”

    • You have been most kind and generous with your warm words of encouragement, for which I am extremely grateful. The poem is simple but beautiful in that it was manifested through the mind, heart and soul of a young boy who had already experienced hardships at many levels and yearned to discover the truth and purpose of ones’ existence. Dostoyevsy wrote “Beauty will save the World”. In this he realised that the physical beauty of this world is merely a reflection of a Heavenly Reality. Take great care; I have sincerely enjoyed your biography and especially your comments which reveal a person with a profound nature.
      God bless you

  29. Konstantine, now I know why I could not sleep this morning. I woke early and checked my blog; your message was there! Greetings from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. I hope you do experience Patmos someday, and the other islands you desire to see. Patmos was amazing and I have a few other blog posts in me about the holy island! Your photos are beautiful and your creativity immense… xo Ioanna

    • Greetings Ioanna, and thank you kindly for such kind and beautiful words of encouragement. I would dearly love to explore the beauty of The Greek Islands and the Holy places of Greece. The island of Patmos, Mount Athos and Meteora are places that I would dearly love to experience, God willing. Take great care, thank you for your generosity and God bless you.

  30. simply a beautiful soul enlightening the path as we journey through life…you are this soul and thank you for increasing goodness into this world. as you bless others, may your heart always find peace and love abundantly~ ❤

    • Thank you so much for such beautiful and kind words; you honour me greatly for which I’m extremely grateful. Life has indeed been difficult and challenging for me in many ways. Nevertheless humility I’ve learned and am still learning, is essential to unlock the doorway of love by transforming the garden of our heart, and inspire the soul by grace to love unconditionally those around us. By doing so we reflect and glorify the source of all that is pure, good and unconditional love….Jesus Christ.
      God bless you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s