#AtoZChallenge: April 23 – T is for Tanagra

Your loveliness sends us dreaming of the ancient Mediterranean, the sunshine of classic Greece, and of a time long gone, of beauty and peace. They say: “Scholars have wondered why a rural place like Tanagra produced such fine and rather “urban” style terracotta figures.”

This makes me smile, and of course, we know the answer: women in Tanagra were beautiful! Look at Aphrodite playing with the child Eros (around 400 BC). This statuette evokes for me another mother and another child, centuries later. Beauty is eternal.

So, tonight, when I look at Aphrodite, I think of you, beloved sister, and in a haze, I travel to Tanagra, to meet with you.

Aphrodite and Eros