My paternal grandmother, a Caucasian Greek, used to say that as from St. Spyridon’s day (by popular etymology the name is associated to grain and seed), 12 December, days will grow longer, grain by grain.
Coincidentally, my friend Spyros, true to his name, is a great lover of light, just like any other self-respecting photographer. His latest project together with fellow artist and designer Emilios, is called Minima (message) and is a creative union of photography and graphic design, embodied in gigantic thematic collages challenging the bypasser to take part in transforming urban space into a canvas by putting together the “pixels” of a short-lived piece of art.
They make me both happy and hopeful, all my friends in Greece who, despite the dire straights of economy and politics, still have the courage to stay faithful to their principles and pursue their dreams.
The message of my grandmother’s saying is clear in its simplicity. Change is counted in increments of light. Light is life and life can only be lived with hope.