Two words …
Where I belong – Nektaria Markaki
Nectaria Markaki writes
I have always had a weakness for great loves, those between people next door who are left to their passions and mistakes. With this thought I started writing “Where I Belong” in the summer of 2017, having in mind only the ending of the story. I started writing the story of Ivi and Christoforos without knowing how I would reach the end I wanted to give, letting them seduce me with their love. It was one of the few times I wrote and I did not follow a straight line. I think that the story is full of emotional ups and downs that, personally, made me many times while I was writing to sigh sadly, as if in love and out of indignation.
I like to mix the past with the present and in this story these journeys back in time with Ivi’s memories of a love that ended unfulfilled, was my favorite part, since their every move and every word determined the result and brought them to this position.
Where I Belong – Nektaria Markaki
Her life with Christoforos is one of the most important parts of the story since they are tied together with visible and invisible threads as if fate had wanted it from an early age to make them a tangle. But I also loved Ivi’s parallel story and her relationship with her mother and grandmother, two women who play an important role in her life, not only because of their kinship but also because their own past is intertwined with her own. and shapes its present and future. One relationship is explosive, the other is a relationship pure and based on that love that only a mother can have with her child. But that relationship that made me simmer many times was Ivi’s relationship with her absent father. I will not reveal much except that Pantelis is one of the most beloved characters I have ever created.
“Where I Belong” is not just a story of love, affection, passion and pain. It is a story of three different women and their relationship with love. It is the story of how it affected them, how much it changed their lives, what role it played in their relationship and of course, it is a story that seeks the truth and that brings atonement. It is a story about family relationships, about secrets, about truths that hurt and that change the lives of the protagonists from one moment to the next.
It is quite difficult for the creator himself to talk about his work without sounding drowning in arrogance but my enthusiasm and love for “Where I belong” can not be hidden and I present it to you with great love and pride, hoping how to give him a chance to travel and fill you with emotions.