In the Same Space by C.P. Cavafy: Reading and Meditation

July 18, 2020  • Executive Leadership Seminars Department

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In the Same Space, C.P. Cavafy


We shape the communities around us and their meaning through our own lived experiences as we wear them in. The most beautiful space in the city can be haunted by memories of heartbreak or loneliness, the most run-down can be reinvented by memories of laughter and love. We internalize the rhythms of the city, and in turn the city shapes us. And for whom do we re-shape the skylines and landscapes around us, imprinting them with our own internal musings? “For me.” 

How do you revisit the same spaces over time? What unexpected emotions do you experience in your city or community? How has the city shaped your memories, and how have your memories shaped the city?

Brianna Curran, Washington, DC 

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