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Bridges and flies

We all have that one eccentric relative who always says and does the strangest things. In your family, who’s that person, and what is it that earned him/her that reputation?

I cannot think of anyone. We are a very normal family, with a pretty eventful history, and some artists among us, but everybody is quite reasonable.

My father had some eccentric friends but they were mostly people traumatized by the horrors of the Second World War. They were a source of a lot of anecdotes. But for me it’s not fun. It’s rather sad. I don’t like to remember.

Thanks God, my dad managed to survive with a clear mind, and was always a quiet man.

They use to think that artists are eccentric. I would like to have a funny stories about my cousins who are professional musicians. One of them with a sound study in his home. A rocker whose son is a pianist. From my childhood I have lived with music around, and I consider all what they do absolutely normal. They are not eccentric at all. They are absolutely normal people.

Maybe the more eccentric of the family it’s me. I’m afraid of bridges and I avoid them when I can, making detours if necessary for my companions’ desperation. I have also a sister who is afraid of flies like they were wasps.

These are the more strange things I have found in my very normal family.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Cousin It.”

Author:

Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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