My Friend Aurora


Aurora had interviewed an amazing number of people, people of all communities, of all languages.When I got to the Virago office in London for the launch of my novel That Long Silence, more than one of the friendly staff told me, “Your friend, Maria Couto, has been ringing up.”Aurura Drinking Glass Svg, Drinking Beauty Svg, Aurura Drink Svg, Disney Wine Svg, Disney Svg, Svg Png Dxf Eps AI Instant Download

My friend Maria Couto? I knew no one called Maria Couto.Another Glorious Morning Svg, Disney Halloween Svg, Disney Svg, Svg Png Dxf Eps AI Instant Download

And then she appeared, a tall, elegant lady whom I would not have recognized but for the smile. A smile that radiated happiness at seeing me. Aurora! Yes, she was a friend, an old friend from my Dharwad days. Aurora Figueiredo. We had been at school together, first St. Joseph’s, then Basel Mission, and then in college for two years until I left Dharwad. Dharwad was a small town, everyone knew everyone. Besides, her house in the early years had been only a short walking distance from ours. But to meet her in London? It was a staggering surprise. It was January and very cold. And I, inadequately clad for winter. But when she came and hugged me, her hug and smile warmed me so that winter seemed to have receded.

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