I never knew how much I would miss you until you were gone. Ever since I came to Spain I have felt that there was something missing. I mean, sure, Spanish has some very useful words. For example, the word gracioso has such a great way of meaning funny, cute and charming all at once. English doesn’t have words that always stack up to their Spanish counterparts, but when it comes to you, it, there’s nothing quite as good.
You have this ability to be totally neutral and mean everything or nothing whenever I need you to. The lo’s and la’s of Spain just can’t add up to your fluidity and accessibility. As I come closer to the end of this semester, I realize that I will be returning to the United States for a brief time, and I will see you once again. I hope you don’t forget how much fun we used to have together, and I hope you can forgive me for not talking with you for such a long time. But if we can move past that, it would make my day.
Love, your biggest fan
James O'Connor '18