Monday, 22 December 2014

#MicroblogMondays: When No Kids is No Issue



We’ve just had new friends come to stay for a few days. Five years ago on safari in Africa we’d come from opposite ends of the earth, shared a jeep (for about 6 hours a day) and chased wild dogs together, watched awed together as a pride of lions fought over a wildebeest kill only a few metres from us, enjoyed a surprised breakfast in the bush, and chatted at the bar over excellent South African wines. 



After only a couple of days they left, but our connection was such that we vowed to keep in touch; and we did.

They came to New Zealand this month to see family, but made the trek south to see us for a few days. Wellington put on its best and worst weather, so we drank welcome glasses of wine on the waterfront in uncharacteristic heat, toured the city the following day, and then when the rain set in we had a lazy morning, visited the museum, and went out for dinner. And we talked and talked and talked.

They don’t have kids, and neither do we; we don’t know why they don’t have kids, and they don’t know why we don’t. It was never an issue. And that was ... well ... freedom.


 

10 comments:

  1. It's nice when you can find another couple that you connect with at that level.

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  2. Kindred spirits are rare treasures. Sounds like it was a very good visit.

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  3. Nice! It is a beautiful thing to connect deeply with someone (especially another couple) without having to go into every difficult detail. I'm glad you had a fun visit.

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  4. The safari trip looks amazing and I'm so glad that you've kept up a relationship with this couple! It's nice when kids don't matter!

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  5. Oh that's wonderful - I love it when there's no compulsion to tell all and we can enjoy the present moment with someone!

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  6. That sounds wonderful! (And now I want a glass of wine on a waterfront in NZ.) ;)

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  7. This makes me happy to read. Just being and cherishing these moments definitely is freeing. Thanks for this post!

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  8. Ahhhh...smiling here at the connection and freedom. Hear, hear!

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  9. It's wonderful to find people you "click" with so well. :)

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