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Portraits Of Boston: Meeting My Friend

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“I’m meeting my friend whom I haven’t seen in eight years, so I don’t have time.”

“Just tell me something about your friend. Why haven’t you seen each other for so long?”

“We met when she was a freshman and I was a senior in college. We were in a philosophy class and became very close. Then I graduated and moved here, and I emailed her once. She was in a program in Australia and she moved a couple of times, and then we lost track of each other. Until she found my email on my work website and she emailed me a month ago and said, ‘I’d love to come visit.’ And I said, ‘Great!’ I literally have no idea what has happened to her in eight years.”

“I like that you still call her a friend after all these years.”

“Well, she was really special. She was only 18 when I met her, so I have no idea what she is like now.”

“What if somehow she has changed completely and turned into a terrible person?”

“I know! Let’s hope not. She’s staying at my house.”

Portraits of Boston is a project of independent photographer Ivan Velinov. He is regularly sharing some of his favorite portraits with WBUR. Visit his website to see the hundreds of portraits he has taken on the streets of Boston.

This program aired on November 15, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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