On meeting old friends

This week I met a friend I haven't seen in several years. I would say that, during my whole life, I have only had two best friends. He was one of them. We are talking about the type of friend who knows every secret about you. Who knows your strengths, your weaknesses, your mistakes, your achievements, your suffering, your blessing, etc.

Pure friendship begins when you go to school. When you are little, there isn't any interest at play. It's only after you grow up when the link between two persons usually involves some kind of interest. Even sentimental relationships have implicit agreements. Nobody wants to talk about them because it will destroy the magic of a relationship, but we all know that they exist. See how many couples break up when one of them goes broke. When you are successful, lots of people want to be near you. Become homeless, and see if even your partner remains.

We went to Rambla Catalunya and drank some coffee. He is a father now. We talked about current life, past times and the future. He told me that he might leave Barcelona in a couple of years. I probably won't be here either. We were together for nearly 3 hours. It was like in the past, when the time didn't matter and we were free, young men without any responsibilities. Going back home and driving my motorbike, I felt happy. Some people make you feel better after being with them. It's so difficult to find people who you can be transparent with.

Hi, I'm Erik, an engineer from Barcelona. If you like the post or have any comments, say hi.