Lists to Olympus

by Christos Polydorou


Olympus is no place for a mortal.
No.
Olympus is no place for a mortal.

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A mortal can have Olympus in him.
A mortal can aspire to Olympus in her daily choices, small or large.
A mortal can feel Olympus in him or her, when he or she listens to music, or kisses someone they find irresistible, or during a meal either he or she or someone else has cooked, with love.

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However Olympus is no place for a mortal.
No.
Olympus is no place for a mortal.

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It is too soon, it is not time, a person is not ready yet, a person has a life span, to live, and family, friends, artists, who save that person, from oneself, from others, who wish to harm, and him.
Even a traumatised person, even a person who has been traumatised in their childhood, and they were just children, they could not do anything about it, all they had to do was make it to the next day.
A child should be happy.
It is too soon for any person to go to Olympus.
A person has hope.

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Why mourn the dead when we live forever?

Who are we mourning for, as a matter of fact?

Ourselves.

There is no need to mourn for ourselves.

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Olympus is no place for a mortal.
No.
Olympus is no place for a mortal.

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