January 22, 2014

Phoenix arising from the ashes, once again? Another way?

Filed under: Letters from Ionia — Tags: , , , , , , — zankaon @ 12:51 pm

Where can the exodus of Syrians disperse? Perhaps staying in Middle East; but where? Perhaps the cooperative building of cities along the desert coast in western Egypt? Egyptian craftsmanship, together with Greek innovativeness, and Syrian diaspora resolve? Egypt historically has absorbed other cultural influences. Can it rise to a new challenge, together with others? Are the times auspicious for the phoenix to once again arise?

Thermopylae; cyclical historical relationship? In 480 BC at Thermopylae, ~300 (?) Greeks defended (Spartan rear guard?) against an advancing Persian army.(1) Perhaps a larger monument might be considered (in step with Egyptian ways?);  for example build high and build large. 1. Wikipedia Thermopylae

There must have been a very early Greek positive integrated influence in Egypt, since names such as Heliopolis etc. survive. Did early Greek energy, enthusiasm, and imagination, fuse with Egyptian craftsmanship, play a role in what comes down to us, in lasting monumental memory? Should one likewise consider building high, building large, in order to further enhance remembrance of such earlier mentioned heroic event? Once again, a fusion of an ongoing cyclical historical relationship (~ every 1500 years?) of Egyptian and Greek complementary ways, but in another setting? To remember is to …. . Were the heroic Greek soldiers not alone; fighting shoulder to shoulder, next to their ….  ? Iliad

Another way? Might seemingly ‘isolated’ desert cities along the western coast of Egypt be in the future? New energy, enthusiasm, combined with craftsmanship; are the times auspicious and propitious for further continuation of such long historical cyclical relationship, and thus perhaps for new innovative leadership?

Some look at things, and ask why, while others dream of things that never were, and ask why not.     GBS


1 Comment »

  1. see Another Way blog 11-19-2012

    Comment by zankaon — December 11, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

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