A ringingly simple statement about happiness needing few props in the right place with the right person. A happy moment between Zorba and his friend and occasional boss. 

Feel free to complete the sentence, ‘How simple and frugal a thing is happiness…’ with your own combination of elements. 

“How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea.  Nothing else.”

See another Zorban food and wine share, and also an account of such Greek simplicities from Louis Golding’s lyrical Goodbye to Ithaca.  

Source: Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis, trans. Carl Wildman, Faber & Faber, p. 87

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