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Return to Greece

by Sava

As our trip to Greece gets closer, I pick up my copy of “A Greek Journey With Fork And Pen” and go back to our first trip and the experience of seeing the Parthenon on the Acropolis under a full moon the first night we were there. We had gone up to the roof garden, called “Tapetsia”, of our hotel,  for wine and appetizers.

“Once we were seated under a very black night sky, we looked beyond the vine-covered rail and saw the Parthenon in the golden glow of a full moon. That huge moon looked as though it had been placed there permanently – as though it was tied to this magnificent place drenched in history and light. It was hard to tell if the moonlight was, in fact, reflecting the glory that was Greece or the Acropolis was reflecting the ancient fires witnessed and held onto by the eternal moon. Words caught in my throat with a sob. I felt a sense of coming home. I turned to my sister and said, “Pinch me”.

We raised our glasses to toast not only this splendid sight, but to the memory of our parents, whose loving hearts we feel here with us tonight. “Aionia Ee Mneemee” – May your memory be eternal.”

Read more of our experiences in our book, “A Greek Journey With Fork and Pen”. You can order it right here.

See you next time.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Georgia Cone June 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Wow! Isn’t it amazing to think we’ll be in “the homeland” with so many cousins enjoying and rejoicing in our very good fortune! Yia mas!!!

Jim Sardonis June 10, 2014 at 6:52 am

Yes, and this time you’ll have your baby brothers tagging along!

Lou Sardonis June 10, 2014 at 11:20 am

And only you and I, Jim, know that we’re still babies.

Sava June 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Yes, a cousin reunion in Mani is like a dream… can’t wait!

Sava June 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Jimmy-boy…at least I don’t have to babysit you!!

Sava June 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

That’s right, Louie, only in your own minds…wishful thinking!

Penny Jessop June 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm

All your Berkeley Street Family will be with you in our hearts and wishing we too could be sharing the food , wine , and vistas.
Eager to hear about it on your return.

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