Fol­low­ing Suit

Our Canada - - In Your Words - Parul Jas­sal, Win­nipeg

I am writ­ing in re­sponse to the story, “Fire­side Chats” (JuneJuly 2018). This ar­ti­cle by Mar­i­lyn Martell filled me with nos­tal­gia. Grow­ing up is great, but mod­ern so­ci­ety has lost touch with the real depth of re­la­tion­ships. Face­book and Twit­ter may have brought the world closer, but the sense of be­long­ing has faded into obliv­ion. My sis­ter and I were so close as kids that when some­one asked me who she was, I replied, “my friend.“We were bud­dies in ev­ery type of mis­chief. But time brings with it re­spon­si­bil­i­ties that con­fine us, and slowly we move away from one an­other. This story brought a beau­ti­ful idea to life, that dis­tances may sep­a­rate us but our mem­o­ries bind us. Cre­at­ing an an­nual rit­ual of get­ting to­gether and rem­i­nisc­ing about our past strength­ens our bond. It pro­vides a warm, fuzzy feel­ing like that of a shared cup of co­coa on a cold evening. The writer in­spired me to start such a tra­di­tion with my own sib­lings.

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