The span of their lives ran together.
Born within minutes of each other in the same city, they attended different schools separated by only one block, divided more by religious difference than geography.
They found each other through mutual friends in their teenage years, growing closer with every trip to the park, visit to the cinema or night of partying.
Marriage inevitably followed, children did not. They were content on their own together.
The sweep of history couldn’t separate them. Wars, disasters, recessions: they lived through it all.
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