No one who was aboard that night will soon forget the party on the yacht Christina last August. While the guests flirted, drank, dined, and danced the surtaki, a bouzouki band beat its heart out. The host listened with a touch of melancholy as the musicians played his favorite ballad:
These are bitter summers
And you have taught me to spend them with you . . .
The guest of honor nibbled on white grapes, and when her companion asked the band to play Adios Compagnia, she joined the bittersweet chorus....