Ta‘Pinu The church ⛪ is located in Gozo open countryside which allows visitors to enjoy beautiful views of area and is of great national importance to Gozitans everywhere.
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Today’s walk was a mini-pilgrimage to the shrine of Ta Pinu. Beautiful countryside with the basilica dominating the hillside. And I thought about all those on pilgrimage at the moment including @albermarle and @nitonhaynes #gozo#tapinu#malta#pilgrimage
I read this last week. This is Yukio Mishima’s Confession of a Mask. This book follows a young boy into adolescence and manhood as he struggles with his feelings towards his gender (and lack of feelings to the opposite). Whilst many think it could be a semi autobiography, Mishima’a family have outright denied any homosexuality in Mishima. Whether it’s true or not is not very significant. Mishima’s writing brings you in enough for you to believe that this is no simple story - this feels like a confession at times. It could be. Or it could be that Mishima was very empathetic. We’ll never know (and does it really matter?) This book is filled with sexual tension from the first few pages (when he’s aged 4). It feels to me that Mishima does this on purpose so as to drive his point across and he does it beautifully - blending emotional confusion with a good dose of pretentiousness. ——
As much as a a few days on a tiny island in the Mediterranean sounded like the perfect end to a memorable trip, the inspiration (and ultimately the reason) for the journey was my godfather, Gary, who passed away last year. Gary had a special connection to the Shrine of Ta’ Pinu in Gharb, Gozo, and had tried to convince me for quite a long time to make the trip. I won’t go into it more on social media, but if you’re ever interested in hearing more about the shrine, Gary, or the island in general, I’d love to grab some coffee sometime and share why this place was so special. 🙂 #tapinu#gharb#gozo#malta
Храм Богородицы Та’ Пину на острове Гозо, или Церковь исполнения желаний. И музей с письмами людей, с которыми свершилось чудо исцеления. Место паломничества христиан. #tapinu # gozo# abamelikovlifestyle