Sport 18: Autumn 1997
To Have Feet and Not Have Walked on Them
To have feet and not have walked on them—imagine
our five-month-old son, Felix, moving furtively beneath the furniture.
Walking or crawling free, like our neighbour Mr Apostolakis, who bought a pistol from
an undercover policeman he then tried to hire to shoot his wife's
lover—he was given a suspended sentence and fined $7500, while
spends 18 months in prison for possession of the (inoperative) firearm.
How could a mother do this to her son? the poor man moans,
smoking and gesticulating from the front page—the Greek
population back in the press,
reminding us of the time
a young Angelopoulos choked while trying
to swallow a bag of cocaine
as the police were about to
handcuff him. The Mount Victoria tunnel was graffitied a week later: