A thanking letter for a former life partner, who is truly one of the pillars of my youth.
It´s been long since the last time we spoke, but that doesn´t mean I don´t remember you with great esteem, because let´s be honest, it hasn´t been love for a few years. But even though time has passed and we´ve grown apart, I can never remember Germany and one of the best years in my life, and don´t picture you in almost every image.
You were my partner and best friend for more than 4 years. You accompanied me, hand in hand, during my first experience abroad and you became my closest family when I lived by myself for the first time.
I remember how you picked me from the crowd at a moment´s notice, and how you never stopped protecting me ever since. You were there for every Schnitzel, for every Döner Kebab, for every Currywurst and even for every Pasta with green Pesto. You were with me in some of the best and worst moments of my life. You heard me laugh, you washed away my tears and you endured my screaming when things didn´t work out how I wanted them. You learned how to calm me down when I was furious or miserable and you shared with me every smile and triumph. You walked with me along different stages and we passed from being young students to fully grown adults.
You always tried to get the best of me and one of the many things I thank you for is that you never told me what you thought I wanted to hear, you always told me the bold and naked truth and with that, you made me think twice before speaking or acting.
It is always hard to let people go, but it is certainly harder to be the one who walks away. I know that at the time you didn´t understand what had happened, but life is like that, we all change. My feelings transformed and I no longer loved you in the same way than when we lived in Dresden or in München. I owed you the same bold and naked truth that we always promised ourselves. It was really hard to accept, even for me. But even though we are not together now, I´m sure that we were really meant to be at the time, that there was a purpose for us and that we absolutely fulfilled it. No matter what, you´re one of the most important persons that ever existed in my life and I know that everything we lived together will stay with both of us forever. I hope that you keep me as a good memory and that every time you think of Germany, you remember young Natalia giving you her warmest smile.
I will always be grateful because you crossed my path.