Από το blog της MEDITERRANEAN KIWI
Στις 20 Ιουλίου, 1974, η Τουρκία εισέβαλε στη βόρεια Κύπρο (κατέχει ένα κομμάτι του νησιού παράνομα τα τελευταία 34 χρόνια - η κατάσταση αυτή στην περιοχή εξακολουθεί να μην αναγνωρίζεται παγκοσμίως) και τα ελληνικά αεροδρόμια έκλεισαν για όλες τις διεθνείς πτήσεις. Από τη μια νύκτα στην άλλη, από εκδρομείς, γίναμε ξένοι αλλοδαποί.
Σχολική φωτογραφία, σχολείο Clyde Quay, Ουέλλιγκτον, Νέα Ζηλανδία, 1978
(This post is based on a short story which was originally written 25 years ago, published in the Evening Post, the former evening newspaper of Wellington, New Zealand, and awarded a prize of 20 dollars. Part one of this story was posted on 9 July 2008 in Organically Cooked).
Τhe tombs of the famous Venizelos family, heads of state, Hania; orange groves in the village;
school photo, Clyde Quay School, Wellington, New Zealand, 1978
It was late in the afternoon when we arrived in Mt Victoria. My sister and I had the same thing on our minds: to walk down Armour Avenue to our aunt's house and announce our arrival. We could see the light on in her house. Telephones were not that widespread in the mid-70s, no matter which part of the world you lived in. I remember seeing my four-year-old cousin; he had grown taller in the four months we had been away. And it didn't take long for our neighbours to find out about our return: Mt Victoria was still very much a Greek suburb of Wellington in the mid-70s; in 1978, seven of the 12 school leavers at Clyde Quay School were of Greek origin. They started crowding into my aunt's tiny house, to hear us tell them all about out adventures in the land they left, but yearned to go back to.