In our Language class, we studied the difference between place and space.
Therefore, we were asked to get in pairs or groups of three, think of a place that we share and brainstorm some ideas that we could talk about to then create a piece of writing about it.
I worked with Cata and Gonzalo, and instead of discussing a place that we share, we decided to talk about our countryhouses, that, even though we haven’t been together to each other’s, we are all very fond of them.
The countryside, as a kid, seems like a place full of life and magic, and as you get older you become very fond of it and attached. With my mates, Cata and Gonzalo, even though we have never been to each other’s countryhouses, we have discovered that we share this emotion.
Although each place is different and special in their own way, we came to the conclusion that they share particular things that make them so significant to us. We all have many anecdotes, both good and bad, that we’ve made throughout the years since we were little with our friends and family. For instance, when mentioning rain, different memories came into the mind of each of us. Cata remembered that in her countryside, whenever there’s a storm, everyone starts clapping to celebrate since it is good for the crops; Gon described that he remembered the smell of wet grass and watching at night the lightings light up the sky; and I described that what came to my mind was my mother running through the house looking for buckets to put under the parts of the roof where water was leaking. These three memories, altohugh they are very different, put a smile on our faces as we looked back on them.
Putting anecdotes aside, many of the things that we remembered were connected to our senses. We all shared the different food that we ate, even though it turned out that we ate very similar things like meat, scouns and salads; and the sounds that animals made that we heard during the day.
So, in conclusion, we all realised that the love that we feel for our countryhouses is in fact shared. We all have a special place in our heart for it in our own special way.
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