Farewell Natalia, meeting you has and will change my life. Maybe we will see each other in Kyrgyzstan. It hurts her less to believe that and it hurts me more to hope in unlikely events. Maybe it is the reason I got stoned last night, my goodbyes are more definitive than hers.
"I don't think we'll see her there", says Ilona.
Everyone including Nata believe that my sorrow is because I am in love with her. Who can blame them, everyone falls in love in Nata, they're like dominos. But the truth is you don't have to fall in love with Nata to find her amazing. You just have to learn to see her.
She will leave a void for a while, Jon will ask about her, Hamed will wonder if she's alright, some others will shake their head in remembrance of her princess manners and some, not many, will just not care.
But I, for one, will never miss her because of her brief but lasting impact on my life, she has never left. I had so much to learn and am now one step further.
We are locked outside our apartment, trying to open that stupid door. The lock is jammed as are our lives. Remember that person who was waiting for Ilona all that time? Well, it is not the case anymore. The lock is jammed and we cannot go in.