It’s the last day of 2022. It’s time to say goodbye.
I’m not very good at goodbyes. Often I’ve snuck away from events without anyone noticing, because the thought of having to face departing from loved ones seemed unbearable. Not facing them for this moment of ‘I hope it won’t be years before I get to hold you next’ was easier. I don’t want to be that person anymore, so here I am, saying goodbye to the year of 2022. And what a year.
It was a year of falling in love. In love with places, things, ideas, people. I fell in love with a clever young man who I could listen to talk for hours. I fell in love with a stranger with a delicate face whose name I still haven’t dared to ask, because faces like hers make me too nervous to speak. I fell in love with someone very unexpected. I fell in love with the idea of a stunning someone and had to shake my head at my overactive imagination, which tends to take unsuspecting people hostage and [...]