by Mateo Requejo-Tejada
To my best friend in Cali,
I am so thankful for your a**. You don’t even know. I didn’t know I needed you in my life until you were in it, and now I can’t imagine it without you. The way I can talk to you like no other, the way you listen to me when I cry my heart out or even if I’m just talking nonsense, which is the case most of the time, the way you understand me and I understand you hits different. It’s like we have the same way of thinking. We don’t need anybody else to have a great time and our antisocial [selfs] know that too. How I desperately call you after our classes end because there is no one else I want to spend my free time with says a lot. You are my favorite person. You’re humorous, you’re kind to everyone even if you don’t know them, you’re smart, and your logical way of thinking impresses me every day. I’m not going to lie you can be [hecka] stupid, but in a good way, you know when it’s appropriate and when it’s not. I appreciate it so much that you put up with my weirdness over and over again and don’t get freaked out by it. I am so lucky that I got to know you like I did and to make so many unforgettable, hilarious, priceless, and unique memories with you, and I can’t wait to create more. Love you b****.
I could never have expected, or dreamt, or hoped that I could meet you, that I could love you, and I could be so grateful. There is nothing that I could regret that led me to you. Thank you, not only for your mere existence but also for everything you did, every choice you made that allowed me to become your friend and your love. You’re the person I want to share my joys and sorrows with. And you’re the person whose joys I want to celebrate and whose sorrows I want to alleviate. With you, butterflies are consistent. I am always excited and thankful when I can spot you in a crowd. But they’re not constant. Because life with you isn’t all adrenaline in the heart. It’s also that feeling of calm when you hold me. It’s understanding each other with or without words. It’s inquiring into each other’s mysteries and appreciating the unrelatable parts. It’s the comfort in our conversations. I don’t know how to thank you enough in words. I can’t wait to continue building each other up, keeping each other grounded, and encouraging each other’s authenticity. I love you, Martín Valbuena.
With Great Sincerity,
You are very hot and good at soccer.
Dear Campo Boys,
You guys are kind of gross and sweaty when you play basketball, but that almost makes you hotter. You may have kicked LL’s a**, but you left a small space in all of our hearts (because you’re so hot). The MVPs of the night go to players 1, 10, 11, 20, and 22 because of your good hair and strong arm muscles. Your team is welcome to come back to our school at any time! Thanks for blessing us with your sultriness, oh and I guess basketball skills.
To my spectacular valentine,
You’re the bestest friend a girl could ever hope for. I love how you always encourage me to explore.
With one glance you know exactly how I feel, and with me you’re never afraid to be 100% real. You’re honest, and caring, and ridiculously smart. You truly have the biggest heart. You make me laugh and smile more than anyone else can. And you always lend a helping hand. You’re selfless and supportive and you comfort me when I’m sad. And you always forgive me when I get a little too mad. You’re there for the good, the bad and all of the in betweens. And I love watching you act in all of your scenes You’re the most talented person I know. And I can’t wait to watch you grow. So for Valentine’s Day I don’t need a lover. I just need my best friend, who happens to be the best hugger. I love you, J, more than you’ll ever know. Please never ever let go.
Happy Valentines Day, bud.
When I look at you, I always see an amazing person. For as long as I have known you you’ve possessed wisdom and insight beyond your years. When you smile, you display this purity, this joy. You have qualities that can be hard to find nowadays. You always have good intentions, optimism, and this welcoming soul that draws people to you. Knowing you exist brings hope into the lives of others. You appreciate life and the people around you. I just want you to know that we appreciate you too. You should not only be proud of yourself, but also love yourself. You are an Indescribable character. If you ever lose sight of just how amazing you are, read this and let it lift your spirits, or simply turn to those in your life who will always love you because we are always here for you.