June 28, 2012

A true friend

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”

Growing up in Switzerland I had two girlfriends who have been by my side all my life.

I was fine with that. It was all I needed.

Naturally they were both only half-Swiss! We had our foreign origins in common and knew we would never fit in completely, no matter how hard we tried. We grew up and the Latina married a Latino, the English married a Brit and I chose to be swept off my feet by an Italian. Over the years we criss-crossed the globe but we never lost touch.

I was fine with that. It was all I needed.

For twenty years I was convinced that only my childhood friends could touch that part of my heart deep down and that two was enough.

Through my Expat travels I have learnt that my heart has much more space than I could have ever imagined. Again and again I have left behind two "sisters" in Geneva, in Buenos Aires, in Madrid and in Lugano just to find yet a new one in Paris.

Today she is leaving me behind but you know what... she didn't know she had that space in her heart either... until today!


  1. you can count on me, soul sister!

  2. Now I'm crying! You are the best - and there's plenty of room in my heart for you, my same brain friend. I'm feeling very lucky and grateful that the year we chose to move to Paris just happened to be this year!! xo - your American sister and Les Flaneurs co-chair :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...