Gillian Bouras
An Australian
Writer
Living in Greece

It's Still Greek to Me!

 

September 2011

The peripatetic life continues, and so does the struggle with the divided heart.
A week or more ago I said goodbye to my eldest son and his wife, who are newlywed, and to my brother and his family; I’m told some people become used to saying goodbye, but I never do. Instead I try to concentrate on the next thing, and so I prepared to say hullo to my other sons and to my grandsons.


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August 2011

I’m still here in Melbourne, the city of my birth. That’s the theory, anyway, but the fact is that half of me is still in Greece. August is holiday month, but I wonder how many carefree spirits are at the beach this year, for Greek hearts must be burdened with worry right now; 

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July 2011

 

July is the hottest month in Greece. Schools have been out for a month already, and will remain so until early September: the period is an adolescent idyll of swimming, beach-basking, and the company of the peer group. Gardens and terraces are pictures in the brightest technicolour: bougainvilleas blaze in scarlet and mauve, jacarandas drop their purple bells, zinnias bloom in rainbow ostentation, while roses, carnations and jasmine scent the heavy air. The red earth lies baking in the heat, the stubble in the olive groves is tinder-dry.

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