I was at the party few days ago. It was anniversary, 20 years after finishing high school. We managed to gather first time since then although not all of our class from 1988. was there. A lot of my friends are stll abroad and will probably remain there, in Canada, USA and Australia. When war started in 1991. accompanied with economic crisis many of them left the country trying to make a better life for themselves. There was about 20 of us (out of 40) and we spent nice and easy evening. It was men gathering because in my class there were no girls – back in these times they didn`t accept girls for airplane mechanics, it was supposed to be a job for a real men 😆
It was sort of strange to see all these faces. I have been seeing some of them time after time, some of them are my close friends. But some of them I haven`t seen for 10 or 15 years and few of them since high school was over. And although faces are changed, more or less, characters remained almost the same. It was nice to recognize same old behaviour we shared for 2, 3 or 4 years, the time we spent together in the same class.
Life, in general was not easy for many of us – some of them have few marriages behind them, one or two kids, some of us work for different companies, some have companies or businesses by their own. Some of us were lucky, some were not. As I expected, there were comparing between of us, to a certain degree, how much we acomplished, could we do more, are we satisfied or not. A friend of mine told me that we are in a critical, "panicking" ages, seeing that life goes fast and looking back doesn`t always seem so nice. It is 20 years after, a lot of water has passed under the bridge and it passed in unexplainable high speed 😀
And me? I was enjoying just watching them, listening their stories, commenting on some mutual issues. Today, a first set of photographs came to my e-mail. I was looking at them, thinking how same we were but how different at the same time. My friends….
One Opera Community member asked me when is my birthday. It is tomorrow, June 15th 😀