Sharing time


Looking at the photos we took

when we came together,

after there had been a gap

of many years in which

we didn’t see each other,

doesn’t only give me pleasure

remembering those days.


It’s also the memory that lies

underneath each moment

we talked about our childhood,

in which we found that

our bond, although

we’ve lived our lives apart,

has remained over the years.


Sharing time is so important

while growing up, discovering

and coming to understand yourself.

Doing so with a brother or sister

makes it something fundamental

where we can build our lives on

wherever we may be.



Joke van der Ark

Nr. 743 – 16 januari 2015