This is my final video from Olympia and it’s the one I get a little bit emotional about. It’s filmed inside the ruins of the temple of Hera and, if you’ve reached the end of The Seventh Season, you’ll know that it’s the setting for a very tender scene between Johanan and Dido. For me, that scene represents the emotional heart of the book. It’s where Dido forsakes her past and where she attains what modern therapists would term ‘closure’.
Having read and loved the text, I really did find it a lump-in-throat experience to stand in the very place where such an intimate, and yet somehow also eternal, moment took place.