Say Goodbye, Gracie
June 30, 2006, 8:24 pm
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In the last two days, I’ve had to say goodbye to two people. One was named Natalia and the other I have no clue. Natalia, I met while here in Brussels through a mutual friend. This other girl, I also met here in Brussels through a mutual train station. Natalie and I spent lots of time going and doing things together around Brussels. This other girl, we’ll call her Svetlana, not because she looked like a Svetlana. In fact, she was a coed from Berkeley with Asian heritage, but the irony in giving her a Russian name, well need I say more.

Anyway, I find it interesting how I spent so much time with Natalia and so little with Svetlana. However, I think that if faced with the opportunity to meet either one again, I think I’d prefer to spend time with Svetlana. Svetlana and I met at Gare Midi waiting to get tickets for trips out of Belgium. Sparks did not fly and I don’t find myself in love with her. What I found enjoyable about this situation was that it was a normal conversation without having to watch my back to keep from being manipulated. So, to assuage Kenzie’s worries, I am not concerned that all of women kind are like this one girl. This whole situation teaches me one thing, the sum of everything we do have and experienced does not determine who we are to other people in the end. What we are to other people is what we become over time to them. The last few weeks of my friendship with Natalia influenced how I felt in the end. We’re still friends, but not as good as friends as we had been. Svetlana and I however are BFF. Not really, I don’t even know her real name. I do know that she loves Public Transportation, nothing like a woman that loves Public Transportation.

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