Sunday, August 9, 2015
Poignant childhood romance
Here is an essay (accompanied by a video) written by a woman who was separated from her childhood boyfriend by the Bosnian war, and reunited with him sixteen years later. It is so poignant and bittersweet, and hits me hard in this moment when my family is visiting Colombia for an extended period and I'm separated from the people I love. My story is very different from the details of this author, but I have tasted in different proportions and combinations childhood, love, and the fear of violence. So the essay really spoke to me.