For Agustina ‘Gusti’ Cora,
Everybody on this [relatively] green planet is aware that at some point in time, they’ll lose a person dear to them, whether by death, moving overseas, or an incredibly messy breakup.
I myself have come to this point in my life at numerous occasions, all unfortunately in relation to the big D. However, recently I had to say goodbye to one of my dearest friends here on exchange, someone who’s been on my side for the past year and who became a sister to me.
Last thursday I met up with her a few hours before her flight and had some lunch at her house (her host mum’s an amazing cook by the way). Afterwards, her, her host parents and I, all drove to München Flughafen (Munich Airport) and waited out the long check-in process, the heavy amount of tears between her and other exchange students who wished to see her off, and the countdown before she should head through security, not to be seen again for a horribly long period of time.
I vowed to stay strong and didn’t cry whilst waiting on her exit home to Argentina. It wasn’t until she passed through security and we had to part ways that my heart decided to finally show a bit emotion and I bawled my eyes out like a school child. Saying goodbye brings out the worst in people. But it also brings out the best… because after sobbing to myself for twenty minutes I realised how much I cared for this person… and in that way it was hardly a goodbye at all.
In theory and in length of time etc, it may be a while before I can even afford a plane trip to Buenos Aires, but the one thing I can say I feel ok about now is that it wasn’t a goodbye, because it wasn’t permanent. It was just a good ‘ol “see ya later mate” with waterworks involved. She’ll be in my heart forever. :] She won’t be gone that long though!
Best not to think about it as goodbye. We’ll get our catch up time soon enough.
Here’s hoping that flight costs don’t inflate any time soon.
Will never ever forget you, sis. ;]
And neither will Augsburg, Bayern and Augustus Beer.
Lots of love,