Last week I wrote of the passing of a kinsman and how my world seemed to shrink, but the warmth of our association remains.
This week I write about old friends with whom my wife and I spent time over the weekend.
Old as in ‘older than us’ from where we lived before, who are still good friends.
We were neighbours and shared a love of plants, summer lunches, sometimes heated discussions, poetry and word plays. We shared similar Southern African origins and discovered that we were almost related, with a sister and an uncle romantically linked for a while.
The word “friend” comes from Old English “frēond”, which is actually the present participle of “frēogan”, which means “to love” and “to honor”.
a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
Synonyms: 1. comrade, chum, crony, confidant. 2. backer, advocate. 4. ally, associate, confrere, compatriot.
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