Where you feel safe and protected
when you need it the most
We always have such serious and honest conversations. Do people really talk the way we do?
Sometimes I find it hard to imagine that two people so different have bonded the way we have. I know we’re good friends, and I know we’ll always be, except maybe a few big fights in between because we both take life and each other too seriously and don’t know how not to. But, we’re better batchmates. We knew to be together, to have distance, to always kindly disagree and forcefully encourage and to set boundaries.
I want to thank you for being so vulnerable. I know you tried your best not to be. But you ended up being and you saw the vulnerability in the pictures and you tried your best even then to let me know that you wished to see a strength where you saw vulnerability and you were so honest about not wanting the overlap of vulnerability and strength. How your vulnerability is yours and yours alone and personal and private.
Maybe it was trust or maybe it was my killer editing skills, we’re on this side and I think it turned out so well.
I learned that there’s great strength in choosing not to be vulnerable. I learned that sometimes not showing the vulnerability can do more towards showing the strength of what one is vulnerable about. Sometimes it matters not what you’re vulnerable about, but who you’re vulnerable with.
I learned that we’re very strong people to have survived life with the seriousness we handle it with. With the seriousness life has asked of us.
Your strong batchmate,