A friendship made to last
Listen to while reading: Carry you x Novo Amor
Nuet has been up and running for the past three years, and I figured it is about time that I explain how much this friendship between me and Martine means to me.
I remember it like it was yesterday. A tiny brown-haired girl came into the classroom with a nervous face. At first, we didn’t talk to much, but a few weeks later we were searching for treasures under her terrace. We played dress up and had too many photo-shoots that I am willing to admit. Years went by and our friendship jumped from intense to almost non-existent. However, for some reason, we found our way back to each other. I like to think that faith had something to do with that. From the age of 13 and until now, we spend so much time together creating, inspiring and helping each other grow into the people we are meant to be.
What I find so fascinating about our friendship is how tantamount we are. We are influenced by different aspects of life and we have each of our own dreams and goals, but somehow we always put our ideas and minds together and create something I am very proud of. One major thing I believe the two of us have in common is storytelling: sharing experiences, capturing moments and letting go of what was.
One year ago, I received a letter written by her that started like this: "I love you. I love you in the most platonic way, yet I love everything about you."
Maybe we both have a habit of repeating ourselves, but there is no other sentence that could sum up our friendship better than that. Martine, thank you for staying up late with me writing, making food and going for afternoon walks to our nearest farm.
Of all the time we have spent together, one of my favorite memories would be the time we spent in Hoddevik. Two 15-year-old souls on our way to what was the start of many travels and adventures. One week of Norwegian surf, veggie food and skating.
So, I will end this by quoting something you wrote to me for my 18th birthday.
I want to thank you for all the spontaneous adventures and all there is to come. From laying on our backs in the sun in the botanical garden, closing our eyes and enjoying the silence, to the night you tried to teach me how to skate.
I am so proud to call you one of my greatest friends and inspirations.
We are meant to last.