Incident Which Changed My Life

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When recollecting the incidents having certain impact on my life, I remember the one which actually changed my perception of reality a lot. That was not the one happening to me, but I was a kind of involved in it, observed it from the outside, and eventually it influenced me greatly. I used to have a friend of mine a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, she has moved to another state and we do not see each other often nowadays. Christine, – let me call her that way in the present narrative, – has always been a really nice person. She has always been responsive, sincere, smart and talented; she has also always been understanding, carrying and supportive. She used to be different from many other girls of same age. She used to have few friends, never being too much concerned about finding the new ones. Christine felt perfectly fine both when being in a company and when being alone. It was not because she was closed or unsociable; it was more because she had a really nice family and loved to spend time with her relatives. We were really close at those times, so I used to spend a lot of time at her place, communicating regularly with her parents, her sister and her grandparents. I need to confess: I was extremely jealous of her having such a great family. They all were just wonderful. It is not that I don’t have a good family of my own, it is just that they were absolutely amazing. They were all as close as best friend, with the differences in age and gender being completely ignored. I understood Christine perfectly well when on the Saturday night she preferred to be with her family instead of visiting some sort of a party. I had always readily accepted her invitations to spent time with her and her family when I got one, and always had a great time indeed. Their relationships were amazingly natural and easy. I cannot remember their having some serious quarrel for even once. They were all equal in their little world of mutual trust and understanding. The idyll I...
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