C.L.: However, I wouldn’t be able to go to Greece and to say “I decide to die in Greece”. I would like to stay two-three months in the summer. Ah… Even though now I can’t do that yet, because I’m working.
RES.: Mhm. And the last question that I would like to ask you, is whether you feel Greek or Canadian? Because you said that you consider Canada your homeland too.
C.L.: I feel Greek a hundred percent. Much more than Canadian, even though when they ask me here “What are you?”, I have to say I’m Canadian. When I go to- to the United States for a trip, they- they ask me “What are you?”. Definitely, my passport is Canad- Canadian…
RES.: Ah, yes, eh?
C.L.: But of course.
RES.: Why, is it necessary?
C.L.: Because, after forty years, you become- you’re assimilated as far as it goes.
C.L.: It’s not easy to- to say. First of all, if I tell the others that I’m Greek, they’re going to say to me “Where is your passport?”. I don’t have a Greek passport. Even though I have it, it’s in the drawer and I have to renew it. My children asked me, they said to me “Why don’t you get a Greek passport for us as well, in order that if we want to go to Europe, to Greece, we’ll have a Greek passport?”. I promised them that at a certain point, if I have the time, I’ll do it.
C.L.: But look, the- the roots of a man, who was not- he didn’t leave his land because he was unhappy.