I have a friend who says the word "friend" alot.
"Hello Friend." "I'll see you tonight, Friend."
It's very comforting. It lets me know I'm loved. It makes me want to start saying that to all my friends.
But then - I'd be copying cute Laura. And I love how she treats everyone as special, but I can't copy the way she does is. Even though I mean it, it would feel in my heart to be inauthentic. Because I would know how unoriginal it was. I would know that I was a copycat.
And then. If I think about Laura and how genuine and amazing she is for too long, I'll get sad. Because in 7 days, I'm moving away, and I don't know when I'll ever see her again.
I don't want to live in a place (if anyone mentions the word Akron, we're in a huge f'ing fight.) where I don't get texts that say, "Hi Friend. Let's go to lunch."