1930 1932. It was the time when JM was sailing to old Europe, when two cosmic events appeared on the horizon: the constellation of Gemini and the constellation of Sagittarius, and all the stars were blinking with joy at each other.
In 1932 Gemini was escorting JM, Sagittarius was
escorting Mimi to find each other. It was the Yearof the Monkey. Many years later the Horse and the Dragon saw each other again.
June 17th 1932. JM stepped on Greek soil,confused and frightened and crying. He was dropped in Patras, Dervenakiou 10, just inside the door looking up at an endless stairway and seeing no one. To his left there was a closed door and there
was no one around. He must have felt abandoned. For the first time a new sibling appeared. It was his older brother Xristos. He was ten years older than JM.
Efpalion in 1980
Even now, 76 years later, JM still hurts. He was told but didn’t understand that Efpalion was his next stop and might become the permanent settlement for his family. It was the town of his grandparents’ house, and where his mother built the house which still stands in the village.