One day I received this email:
To my class mates and friends of ACS Seremban , from 1964, it has been 40 years since we started school in Standard 1 together and we still keep in touch.
40 years friendship
or is it 40 years acquaintance?
What holds us together?
What feeds the longing to keep in touch?
Memories of childhood and youth?
We have grown older
We have gone our separate ways
We are different
We are bonded only by historical ties
We have faded or fading memories of spats and arguments
Or the remembered awkwardness of being forced to sit together in class
Meeting together again after 40 years,
When the catching up, the novelty of meeting again
after so many years is over
will we have enough to talk about?
Will we want to meet together after the reunion?
The answer lies in whether
We have 40 years friendship
Or 40 years acquaintance