Yes my dear friends, I am leaving for Suceava this afternoon. Falticeni and Boroaia to be exact. I am going to commemorate my grandparents and for the anual “praznic”. I like it because I get to eat “coliva”. Yuhuuuuuu! People wonder why is it so cool to eat boiled wheat with sugar. Well I like it, and a lot of my friends do. I think it’s beacuse it reminds me of childhood.
Being a little boy I used to spend a lot of time there and my grandmother took me with her to al the “praznice” in the village. It was annoiyng because all the old ladies were competing in giving me compliments and pulling my cheeks. “Oh he looks just like his mother, oh he is so cute!” But in the end I would receive “coliva” and “cozonac”. That was so goooooooood! I miss those days. This is why I go every year to the anual “praznic” in loving memory of my grandparents. I miss them too. I wish every child in the world could have my childhood. Open air, trees to climb, rivers to bathe in, hills to climb and so on, and so on. What can I say, I had everything I needed. No personal computer, no Sony Playstation, no mobile phone, no internet. Just a bike. And balls, all kinds of balls.
I remember when I was a teenager and I began to discover girls, my younger cousins were mad at me because I wouldn’t climb trees with them anymore. Yep, I was inlove. My first love, Oana. I used to ride my bike in front of her grandparents house everyday for like 10-20 times. She was dreamy! Now she is married in Italy. So far away. I wonder if she still remembers our first kiss. I remember it so good. She kissed me and I ran. And my heart was beating so fast. I could feel her taste in my mouth for weeks…. But that was a long time ago. Allmost 12 years have past. Now I just go there and look at the houses, the road, the trees. Some people might think it’s sad but I don’t.
Best days of my life!
In loving memory of my grandparents Natalia (Tantitza) and Toader (Mos Toderica)! Thank you for the best childhood ever!