07/03/2017

|February| Childhood friends

I took a day away from family to spend with old friends volunteering at Serra do Alvão. The weather was non-cooperative so the work was pushed behind the genuine camaraderie, wich was also fulfilling and nice.
Childhood friendship beholds a kind of unconditional love and appreciation regardless the different life's paths each has taken. I feel at home with those people and I can only hope that my son will develop such deep friendships, for he will never be alone.

Do you still connect with childhood friends?




8 comments:

  1. That sounds fun Cristiana. I'm not in touch with any of my childhood friends now but I did see my best childhood friend about 10 years ago and we just carried on where we had left off years before. I think when you've known each other before you've accumulated any of the layers of life, you still see the person inside, the one you always knew, and even in adulthood the connection automatically returns to that, which is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Excellent point and beautifully put!

      Delete
  2. Sim, e são aqueles que eu sei que vão estar lá sempre. No meu caso não são mesmo de infância (mudei muito de cidade no início da minha vida), mas da pré-adolescência ;).
    Ah, e o Alvão!!!...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sim- Saber que vão estar lá sempre! É mesmo especial :)

      Delete
  3. Este post assim de repente fez-me lembrar aquela canção dos Tribalistas, "Velha infância"... Engraçado que no outro dia disse na brincadeira ao meu marido que foi-me mais fácil "arranjar" marido do que fazer amigos. A minha infância e adolescência foram marcadas por um forte de sentimento de "não-pertença", mas felizmente as coisas mudaram de figura enquanto estive na faculdade... Daí sim, guardo muito boas amizades que tiveram e têm uma influência em mim pela qual me sinto imensamente grata!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Curioso, parece que este tipo de amizades pode aparece em diferentes alturas das nossas vidas... seja a infância, a adolescência ou quando já vamos a entrar na idade adulta. Diria que felizmente que assim é, e que provavelmente acontece quando mais precisávamos delas.

      Delete
  4. Not childhood friends but I am still close to friends from teenage years and although we travelled around a lot I was lucky enough to make good friends wherever we went. I am very blessed when it comes to friends! Including blog friends.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's lovely Freda. It's been interesting to read different realities. I don't make friends easily so I feel very lucky to have had this wonderful group of people around in childhood and in the teenage years.

      Delete