There was so much I still wanted to ask him, so many adventures and long deep conversations still to be had, but our time was cut short. Our paths met for what felt like a fraction of a second before veering off in opposite directions, but this fraction of a second will linger with me for eternity and I'm forever grateful that fate allowed our paths to cross at all. We throw our arms around each other in one of those long embraces where your thoughts and feelings seem to intertwine as one, without a single word being spoken. This embrace between two human beings is so intense and powerful that it simply cannot be put into words or expressed in any visual form. So much emotion and unsaid words, which needn't be spoken, because to have it be felt and understood by another is already more than enough. It's one of the most gratifying sensation one can feel and it's one you wish could drag on so you never have to let go. Alas, with one last kiss on the cheek, we parted ways.
The hardest part of travelling is constantly having my heart touched by kind, inspiring people and then having that little piece of me ripped out in tear stained goodbyes. I am someone who feels in extremes: so happy, I could explode - so sad, I cry until I run out of tears. You often don't realise how much a person means to you until they're gone or you're gone, it's usually at the last goodbye that you know. The harder the farewell, the more significant it was, I suppose. Some people tend to run the other way when it comes to goodbyes, seeking to escape that feeling of pain and sorrow, rather a 'see you next time' than a proper goodbye. I used to be like that too, but somewhere along my travels I learnt that you should embrace the highs and lows, feel it in all its entirety and relish in the fact that you can feel and care so much at all.
I never trust fate to allow me the luxury of seeing certain people again, that is something completely out of my control and I know that despite wishing on shooting stars for a 'next time', you may never get another chance to see that person again, to say the things you wanted to say, to do the things you wanted to do. Maybe you were promised a second chance, another 'right moment' but fate doesn't always keep its promises. I've learnt the hard way that those moments, where feelings and situation are so perfectly aligned, often only come once and may never come again. So seize the opportunities. Tell your friends and family, the strangers you clicked with instantaneously, the people you respect and love, team mates whose support mean the world to you... tell them how much you appreciate them and how much they mean to you. Don't be scared to show affection and love towards the people who have moved you, inspired you and supported you.
With love to … well you all know who you are,