Yes…it’s me and my silly nostalgic and sentimental thoughts coming through yet again today….!
Well, as Marina was telling me today….it’s how we are made..different in every way….each with his/her own likes, dislikes, dreams, aspirations…that’s the wonder of the Universe that created us all…
So anyway, I’d like to take you to the little island of Crete, where my wife and I stayed way back in 1995….so long ago and yet still so fresh in our minds.
There, I was instantly at home….soon as we got out of the airport at Heraklion, looking for a taxi to take us to our self-catering villa in a town called Ammoudara, a smile I thought I’d lost forever living in the UK, returned!
The taxi driver who decided to drive us to our place, spoke little English….I spoke more Greek than he could English….that was really funny. But my Greek was only the stuff of guidebooks…how much is this, how much is that, where is XXX, i am ill, etc etc, so we did have a lot fun trying to make each other understood.
The villa was situated overlooking the sea….the color of which you could just not imagine….I see the ocean most days here in BC, but those colors I’m talking about can only be found in Greece, nowhere else.
It was as if a new, unused channel had opened up in our brains….one that had never been used before…and I can imagine now how a blind person would feel if suddenly he/she regained their sight somehow….that’s how we felt looking at these new colors, fantastic contrast, piercing sunlight…
The icing on the cake was at night…the owner of the villa lived next door, and he used to sit outside and play his bouzouki late into the next morning….so soothing that a lullaby better than that cannot be found anywhere!
That’s how my love for Greek music develped…hell, before leaving, I even bought a bouzouki, but sadly, as you probably guessed, it’s still stands hanging on my wall, a reminder of those halcyon days we had in Crete.
So, with those thoughts in mind, I thought my readers would like to maybe listen to some Greek music that I’m fond of……enjoy!