Generation Y: Boundaries
Ready to jump? – he said. I didn’t know for how long we would stay in that place. Nor I did know for how long he would gaze into the river, without losing himself to his thoughts. We knew it was getting late and probably everyone was looking for us. It didn’t matter, apparently. As long as that moment would last forever.
So, I kept on focusing on my own thoughts. I was scared that one day I would feel stupid for letting myself go. But anyway, there was just one life… one opportunity. He jumped. The river was cold, he said. It wasn’t a big jump, as we were not in deep waters. Good – I thought. I could not possibly jump from high heights. We just pretend we were doing a big thing. Jumping in the river, while being near the river. I laughed.
What is it? – he asked. I shook my head. I am having fun! Don’t you?- I shouted. He nodded, with a smile.
I know we were spending every moment together and we needed some rest. We needed to define boundaries, so things would not conquer us and we could be happy for as long as we wanted. BOUNDARIES. I don’t want to go – he said. I didn’t want to go as well. We are young, but we still need to think, you know?
Okay, so I give you your time. But tomorrow, we will meet halfway. – he said. I agreed. Probably our boundaries were different than anyone else. But we still tried to define them. We had time for ourselves and time for each other. That was good.
The river was cold. I jumped.
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