Comfort in a time of sadness

Solace; like the kitten you said we’d have when we become older and start college, when we’re trying to find our true selves. 

Solace; like a warm blanket covering you on a chilly night…

Like how I feel around you.

In the most unfavorable of circumstances, we first met a year ago. I would not go into detail about that since I realize you wouldn’t want to be reminded of those circumstances, which were the darkest for both of us. But even so. I’m so happy that I found you, especially when considering the awful turn of events under which we first met. 

The first person who ever made those butterflies in my chest flutter was you. The first person to ever recognize me for who I am was you.  My first special person was you… 

But that’s not how things are now. People undergo changes, just like the seasons. Emotions alter along with people. But I’’m yours, and you’re my bestest friend forever. This has been the case for some time — 12 months, 52 weeks, and 365 days constituting a year. Whichever way you look at it, it doesn’t alter the length of our journey together or how we changed and affected each other as well as ourselves. 

Nobody or anything in the universe would be worth trading you for. I will always begin to look for you the instant I walk into a room filled with people. People say: 

“You can’t be friends with someone you previously had a romantic connection with.”

With us, though, such is not the case. You are the person I value most in my life, and nothing in the past could ever lessen my liking for you or the other way around. I always want to talk to you when anything amazing occurs. You’re there to listen to me even when horrible things happen.

Robin Skinner once sang… “I’d sell my own bones for sapphire stones / ‘Cause blue is your favorite color.” 

That’s what I’d do for you. Even though you’re awful at responding to my texts, your musical tastes are a little bizarre, and you occasionally irritate me, I wouldn’t give our friendship for anything, even all of this. 

Inside and out, you’re a beautiful person. Since I suppose I know you the most, it almost makes me angry when you say anything that even implies the opposite.. I’m not suggesting that I know you as well as I know the back of my hand, though. That is absolutely not what I am saying, because no one will know you better than you know yourself. I’m saying that I believe I know you quite well, which can’t be said by the numerous acquaintances you have. 

You’re going to achieve amazing things. You are, I’m sure. You’re going to become one of the best known fashion designers ever. You will always have my full support, even if you don’t have the full support of the others.

Gianni Perez – De La Salle Institute – DMSF Class of 2026

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