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Swen

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 23, 2006, 12:48 PM
 

 

 


When I was in first class elementary school in Germany, I used to know a boy. His name was Swen. Swen used to be a lonely kid. Nobody would talk to him, and because of that he was very aggressive and would always talk bad to the other children and hit them, then run away. Nobody liked him.

We were around 6. I didn't like him either. Until he talked to me. We became friends. I think I was his only friend. But nobody else knew about it; I didn't want the other kids to find out that I was hanging out with Swen, since everybody hated him so much.

We used to go to the woods together and spend some time alone there. We would talk about various matters -- whatever a child around 6 can think of.

Then we used to go the super market, get in, take a walk around, steal some chocolates by putting them under our shirts, and then leave slowly and sneaky as if we hadn't bought anything.

We used to go back to the woods. There, we would eat the chocolate we had stolen, and talk about stuff.

One day, a staff guy from the super market asked us what we were doing. Swen said we were just checking out the prices. The guy responded that it wasn't allowed and that we should leave. We never stole chocolates again.

The same summer, I came back to Greece, and I never saw Swen again. Another friend of mine from school wrote me a letter saying how things were, and he mentioned Swen, saying he was worse than any other time. I didn't respond.

  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Freezepop
  • Eating: Pancakes
  • Drinking: Chocolate milk
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:iconbranchewski:
Branchewski Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
My best friend moved to the US when I was younger, and it made me very sad.....but I found him again on dA :D.
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dionyziz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Haha, awesome :)
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JohnHupp Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006   General Artist
I think I may have been that type when I was little... Though I'm a twin, so perhaps it's slightly different.
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dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
How did the fact that you're a twin affect your behavior?
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JohnHupp Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006   General Artist
As a twin, I didn't have to branch out much socially. I've always been somewhat of an outsider, and I imagine being a twin added to that, as I could hang out with my brother instead of trying to make friends.

Starting in first or second grade or so, I wasn't in class with my brother, but I didn't do very well at making friends. Mostly I had school "acquaintances." I don't think I was violent on more than a couple of occasions, but violence was a veritable side effect.

I guess I've been "normal" since sixth grade or so, but I'm still an introverted shut-in to some extent. I still video-chat with my brother on occasion, and over Thanksgiving break I spent most of my time with him. At school, I have a number of promising acquaintances, but I don't know how many will carry over past the end of the academic year.
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dionyziz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
Aha I see, quite an interesting perception. It must be nice to have a twin brother sometimes, though, I find. :)
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rocknsane Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
man do i adore ur journals!!!!;)
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wrighton363 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
I remember a lot of stories like this when little. Me and my friend build our own tree house in the woods way back behind my house. We even stayed the night in it once and got in so much trouble when we went home :lol:

good times though!
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Hahah that's awesome dude :P
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wrighton363 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
i miss childhood :tears:
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
I miss innocence...
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:iconwrighton363:
wrighton363 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
:aww: that too
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Veritablian Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Swen sounds like he's off in the same shoes as an old best friend of mine, this kid named Dan..

Dan and Swen both stole food from the market, and both sound like they've turned out in the same pic..

Good to know people out there have people backn them though. You seem like a good homie, but your boy is a fool- smack some sense into him next time u see him.. god forbid what kinda shit people like that get into with no one to back em up.

:peace:
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
I hope he's matured now :)

I haven't seen him for 11 years.
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Veritablian Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
In 11 years you surely would hope he's matured.

My homie is up in Humboldt, Nor Cal.. So his 'state of mind' probably won't change too drastically from when I used to live there.

I can only try to stay optimistic though.

How was your happy turkey day?
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
Ah, thanksgiving is not being celebrated in Greece :]
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Veritablian Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
lol.. I need to remember those little facts. Well, are greek women as gorgeous as it's said that are?

Ttyl man.

:peace:
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
I'm gay so I can't tell. But I guess they are, judging from what most of my friends report, lol.
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damphyr Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Funny how the most beautiful stories are often the true ones. Sad and very well told. :hug:
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
:)
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:iconalteru:
Alteru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
:)

That really hit home with me...
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neo-the-foxycoon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
thats so sad :hug:
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DarkMythril Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
I too have lost many a childhood friend. I myself was a wild child... Like Swen I was unsocialble, hit, bit, kicked, and screamed when I was upset. The school couldn't handle me; they shipped me off to a school for insane kids. Turns out I have NLD and Asperger's Syndrome. Maybe Swen had mental issues too. I'm glad you were able to be his friends. There were times when I was young were my stomach hurt from crying because nobody would be MY friend.

A sad story, yes, by in my opinion one we could all learn from. I can only hope to hold onto the friends I have now for a very, very long time. =)
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dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
I haven't talked to him since. I hope he's doing well :)
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Skyrail Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
hmm, sorry to hear about this it is sometime sad to find these things out. It made me feel kind of hollow inside, it is sad how some people are how they are and others hate them for that...its wrong. :(
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Yeah, but then again the harsh behavior by other teaches you a lot of things that you wouldn't be able to learn otherwise ;)
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Skyrail Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
hmm, good point. There are many situations in life where you can only learn certain things...otherwise your left in the dark.
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KylieKeene Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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Aikotron Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Ah- such a sad story, but told very well.
I must say that after I had read it, it made me feel quite sad.
Makes me think about how much I don't like change, and that i'm afraid of what'll happen when my life starts to move on.

Then again- change has been wonderful to me. Meeting people like you, Gonz and others- maybe we lose friends to make new ones...

Can't stop the world from turning, eh?
:manhug:
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Thanks for your comment; yeah, we're so afraid of change, then again it usually turns out good!
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:iconlordgonz:
lordgonz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
that's wrote with the very style that I like. it sounds like ~Rahabhim writing

Also, it is sad & beautiful as a story of yours
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
I haven't really seen his style, I'll check it out now :)
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:iconlordgonz:
lordgonz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
that's a good idea :hug:
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kaokun Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Awwww ._. :hug: nice story
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Leoparda Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Professional Artist
aww kinda sad :(
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Gilez16 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006   Photographer
kinda a sad story.... Lost friendships... :( :hug:
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:icondionyziz:
dionyziz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Ah it was a long time ago. I just remembered about it the other day when talking with ~abresas and thought I should make a journal about it.... Lest I forget it :)
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Gilez16 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006   Photographer
:aww: :hug:
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