Happiness is the Creation of Seeking Joy - Part 3

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4/12/18

 

Something near and dear to everyone in the Real Estate Industry is building construction. Lenders process loans. Interior Decorators and Stagers work their magic to increase the odds of buying and selling homes and vacant land. Investors seek out ways to make a profit by renting or flipping houses.

 

Real Estate Agents sell property. They have seen many different types of developments, including new and pre-existing construction. Through all types of weather conditions, they have trampled or drove through mud and dirt, and different types of villages, subdivisions, and neighborhoods. Never did it occur to me my daughter would introduce me to construction in the Bronze Age. This is part 3 of a series of my recent visit to Sardinia in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. 

The Nuragic civilization in Serra Orrios on the Island of Sardinia prospered (XV1-VI B.C.). It includes over "100 units, 49 huts with annexed rooms, areas for domestic livestock," and two Megaron temples. There is an admissions fee; however, we had no tour guide. The huts (built in a circular plan) are clearly recognizable. They are built in clusters of stone, each one strategically placed.

 

 

 

 

 

From the size of this doorway and my approximate five foot stature, you can get an idea of the height of the hut. During the Bronze Age having a stone front didn't cost extra. Utilizing boulders and basalt stones the construction was built to make walls, windows, and doors.  

 

As the sun beat down the climate felt similar to Texas and Arizona. I saw some beautiful shiny green lizards, unlike the ones I see in Texas and they were quick! Good footwear is a must. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These simple structures were built to last. Most were circular huts and I wasn't sure if this one was one of the temples or not but it was quite interesting. One thing for certain is there were two temples, "both with double antis (the two protruding longer length walls), a lobby, and a room furnished with, bench seating. They say the "architecture employed for the Megaron Temples, probably dedicated to water cult, bears the influence of design from out with the island, possibly inspired by that of Mycentaean architecture."

 

 

As an Agent, it was fun to have my daughter think so highly of me to take me to a place where I didn't have to work. Construction from the Bronze Age is clearly outside my area of expertise! 

 

What I learned is civilization existed long ago and housing and agriculture and farming was a necessity. I found wildflowers growing in the most unusual places and ancient tree sculptures. I could only imagine leather making and metallurgic activity by the dwellers of these huts. There were many smooth stones sprinkled around and I could only think it may have been furniture. It provided comfortable seating. 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my blog post today and found it to be informative and educational. Visiting an Archaeological area in Serra Orrios Comune Di Dorgali SP. 38 Km. 26 Sarina was an experience of a lifetime and I wanted to share the highlights with you today. In this spot I could hear silence that seemed to evoke higher insights and truth about building technology. 

 

In sum life is all about creation. I was lucky to give birth to a beautiful and thoughtful daughter. She is thoughtful and kind. We lived a humble life and had big dreams. Always and forever, my children and I respect nature and all the gifts on earth that come to us freely for educational purposes. Earth is a classroom of learning opportunities. Happiness is the creation of seeking joy and appreciating loved ones and the people who came into your life at times when you needed them most. Nothing should be taken for granted.  

 

Patricia Feager

 

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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Thanks to Endre Barath, Jr. for giving me the nudge to come and walk the path of enlightenment with you, Patricia, on yet ANOTHER incredible journey that you and your daughter take us on! Every step of the way was so eye-opening and spiritual. Oh, if only I could have been there with you both! I crave this kind of awe-inspiring adventure. WOW. 

Apr 12, 2018 07:13 PM #18
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Hi Patricia

What an amazing journey this must have been! Your photos, and thoughful commentary, are such a pleasure. It's fascinating to see how people live, and lived, in different parts of the world and at different times.

Jeff

Apr 13, 2018 07:41 AM #19
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Hi Patricia - I'm so thankful I caught this 3rd post of yours. I haven't spent much time on the Rain in the last month and missed your first two -- heading off to read them now.

I'm glad you had such a great journey--you are the best kind of visitor--one who appreciates and values the various cultures and nature.

 

Apr 13, 2018 08:11 AM #20
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - Thank you for the photo from Cornwall! I'll have to let my daughter know about this hidden gem. She will appreciate it too! 

May you continue to explore all the ends of the world that you and Trudy hope to see.  

Apr 13, 2018 08:35 AM #21
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Hannah Williams - I never dreamed I'd ever experience anything like this before. All I really wanted was quality time with my daughter and she surpassed my every expectation. 

Thank you for your amazing support and understanding. May you have opportunities to get to all the places you hope to go and visit the unexpected as well. Thank you for being a friend on ActiveRain. 

Apr 13, 2018 08:39 AM #22
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Gita Bantwal - Something tells me you would enjoy stepping back in time and feel appreciation too. I find that awareness sharpens with age. Don't you?

Apr 13, 2018 08:40 AM #23
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Endre Barath, Jr. - Ha Ha! That's pretty funny about what you said about Debe Maxwell, CRS. I think she'd have the moving trucks lined up too. 

It was a great adventure! 

Apr 13, 2018 08:46 AM #24
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Myrl Jeffcoat - One of the many thoughts that swirled through my head that day was exactly what you said about being "fortunate," if our properties today would last "30 years." Even new construction has flaws and that's pretty bad. Another confirmation why buyers buying new construction need to have their own licensed Real Estate Agent and a Home Inspector too. 

The fascination with stones seems to be a shared concept by many. I'm convinced, we need stones just as much as we need the ocean. 

Apr 13, 2018 08:49 AM #25
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate - It was nice of Endre Barath, Jr. to nudge you to come on over to my blog post. You are both great people here on ActiveRain - genuine and keepers. 

I hope you get to see and experienced all that you are looking for. 

Apr 13, 2018 08:50 AM #26
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Jeff Dowler, CRS - You're such a pleasant man and you always have the nicest things to say. Thank you.

Deep down inside, I think it's a known fact that people have always been in search for that "Emerald City," where they can live within a community, find peace, have food and opportunities to work. Even though the setting was the Bronze Age, in reality some things never change.

I really appreciate your visiting me on my blog post and wanted to say thank you!

Apr 13, 2018 08:54 AM #27
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Lottie Kendall - I feel the same about you! There is wisdom in travels to out of the way places. Life is a continuous journey since the beginning of time. Ancient ruins reminds me that the links to our past are buried in stone. 

Apr 13, 2018 08:59 AM #28
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Hello Patricia-  pure magic. Simple.  Quite effective. 

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You bet, Endre Barath, Jr. and I'd probably have the buyers lined up for the project as well! LOL

Seriously, Patricia, what a wonderful thing that your daughter did, not only for you but, WITH you, which carries a far more meaningful treasure for you, I'm sure. I love that you're on the same wavelength and what a truly delightful thing to do for you for your birthday. She's a gem and I think you should keep her!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Patricia, today you are *FEATURED* in Tuesday Travelogue April 17th! 

                                              Travellers in the Rain!

   

Apr 17, 2018 08:59 AM #31
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Michael Jacobs - You always have the perfect things to say and you're greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Patricia

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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate - It was very kind of you to include me in the Travelogue. 

Thank you, so much!

Apr 17, 2018 02:05 PM #33
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - My daughter is the most precious gift to me. I wouldn't trade her or all my life experiences for anything else. It was an emotionally beautiful experience for me. Simply, unforgettable and makes up for so many years of absence. She has paid it forward and I am speechless. 

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Patricia, I enjoyed taking this trip with you even though it was only by reading your post. One question I have... where did they get all those big rocks/boulders? A lot of hard work went into building the huts.

Apr 19, 2018 08:27 PM #35
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Thank you Patricia for taking us on your journey. It was a great look at the unfamiliar. I appreciated some of your summary statements:

In sum life is all about creation.

Earth is a classroom of learning opportunities.

Nothing should be taken for granted. 

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I love it, and I think you captured the essence of happiness, which to me is not just creating (although we are all co-creators, all the time) but first finding and recognizing  joy and the divine in each crack and crevice of the world and our lives. 
Well done! <3

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