Yesterday, I was feeling … nostalgic. Have you ever felt nostalgic to a person? I felt nostalgic to Sola (a.k.a Sally El Karamlawy)… my best friend who works in another country. I won’t write much in this post. Instead, I’ll let Sola talk through her e-mails:
Mermaid: I just miss you… I miss your hug the most! :( I am fine… I just miss you awy… I miss your physical presence! L
Sola: I miss you more walahi and I miss being in the office and walking around and saying hi to everyone and coming into your room and sit at Seesaz desk when she’s not there and complain that you guys are not giving me enough attention then a2oloko toz feeko and go back up to my desk :)
I miss our morning phone calls and I miss the morning hugs. I miss picking up the phone early in the morning (when I’d actually show up before 9 am :D) knowing that you’ll be there as you’re probably the only person in the office who comes that early! :)
I miss our Saturday double movie outing. I miss when you’d come over and we order a cheese lovers pizza with salami and mushroom, then eat, drink, laugh, and sometimes cry.
I miss that you understood something was wrong just when I came into your room and came to sit next you. I miss the way we met in the play room when either of us was upset and just wanted to talk.
I just miss everything …
I try not to think of those moments because they break my heart. I wish I could have you here with me to share everything. I just miss you too :(
Mermaid: God… how come we did not enjoy enough every single moment we were together!!!
Sola: We never enjoyed enough every single moment because we never realized or thought that one of us would leave. Although we never took each other for granted, but we took the moments we had for granted, thinking that we’d always be there and rather than spending more time we’d always postpone it for another day thinking that “oh she’ll be here tomorrow”
And in general, that’s how we go along living life, not necessarily taking things for granted (although many times we do) but not fully enjoying the moments we can have together whether family, friends, or colleagues. We need to stop and think that maybe we’ll not be here tomorrow to enjoy these moments again. Many times I wish that I’d go back in time to just relive the moments we had and really enjoy them … *sigh*
P.S.: Sola, I love you!