Dear Heta and Torben!
So you left… the Netherlands got a lot less interesting.
So you left… we knew well in advance, but still it felt like all of a sudden.
A few times I sat around, thinking about the time ahead, when traveling to visit you might take more than just a train ride. Or sitting in a car for 4-5h. Will the increase in physical distance affect our friendship in a negative way? I think not! Because: Torben, we had that before. It’s a while back and we were (just a bit) younger then. It was me leaving to Spain and although I can’t remember if we ever saw each other during those years, I remember that when we met again it was like having left just the day before.
So now it’s your time to leave to experience something new and exciting, and I am happy for both of you with all my heart. What a gift that you two can share this adventure together!
I can’t deny that in a small part somewhere there’s a feeling of having lost something. But I know that we will soon hear from each other, we will talk to each other, we will meet online in different ways, we will not lose touch and that we will gain something!
And when we meet again, it will feel like you just left the day before.
So you left… but you aren’t gone!
I know you know, but still: you always have a home in Lilienthal and Bremen!