An Unpublished Letter, Published
Although our affair was brief, you showed me years of beautiful experiences in the 365 days that we spent together.
When I met you, I was merely a girl. Afraid and lost, I was hoping to find something in you that would help me glue it all together.
With you, I flourished into a passionate, loving individual. Destiny led us to cross paths with the vibrant people that I was lucky enough to be surrounded with. We shared laughs and drinks and happiness and tears and blackouts over those very blurry nights.
You taught me to love completely and to give every part of me to the moment because time is forever fleeting. My darling students and unreadable co-teachers and wonderful strangers showed me that sometimes, we didn’t need spoken language to communicate. Love and curiosity was all around us. All I had to do was open up and feel it.
And yes, we had problems. There were periods when I got completely lost in frustration and anger and stress and at times, you made me feel so terribly alone. You broke every piece of my heart and I spent too long of our time together longing to leave you.
But I regret nothing and thank you for everything that you have shown me.
You helped me realize that I never need to find that glue because I am not broken. Life is a series of moments, floating in our memories. It is up to us to decide which ones we will happily capture and which ones we will allow to infect us.
You were everything that my twenty-three year old self could’ve ever asked for.
Again, I thank you.