The almond blossom and Nikos Kazantzakis

The almond tree in my country abode of Posadas (Cordova)

“I said to the almond tree: ‘Speak to me of God’ and the almond tree blossomed.“

—`Nikos Kazantzakis (February 18, 1883, Greece —October 26, 1957, Germany)

The almond blossom is also a symbol of bravery and courage, purity, hope, and love. In Greek mythology it is a symbol of eternal true love, unconquerable by death. For the Christians, it is a symbol of Jesus’ virgin birth. In short, the almond blossom is a sacred symbol.

Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer, considered a giant of modern Greek literature, awarded the Nobel Prize in nine times. Kazantzakis’ novels included Zorba the Greek, Christ Recrucified, Captain Michalis, and The Last Temptation of Christ. He also translated a number of notable works into Modern Greek, such as the Divine Comedy, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, On the Origins Of Species, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Nikos Kazantzakis
(Courtesy Wiki)

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