(this is not going to be a long post because I’ve already written her a long enough letter hehe and also I don’t have much time to write right now)
Today is Esther’s birthday! She is turning 19!
I’m really happy that she is my friend. She is so daring, caring, intelligent, funny, beautiful and much much more. She inspires me in many ways and just, really brings smiles to my face and warmth to my heart all the time.
I always rejoice in her presence, so much that, every week a part of me spends all its energy longing for the weekend when we finally meet again. We do the silliest things together and we open up our hearts too, sometimes all at once! And it’s a lovely bloody mess!
This is a beautiful thing that we have and, even though it is not my place to make a wish on this day, I surely hope that this friendship lasts and lasts and lasts…
So, anyway. Like I said, she got a letter already so I must cut this short!
I’m only here to share her birthday present which is, I quote, “the best present ever” and equally, possibly the most amazing piece I have ever created so far. Jk.
The reality of it is that it is a monstrosity that can only be appreciated by the two of us since it is a mash up of two of our inside jokes/homemade memes.
Behold, the painting:
It is what it is. I won’t explain anything. We know and that’s what matters. Ha ha.
I spent a mere three hours working on it. Might have went faster had I not been laughing every step of the way! I swear, I was going for a simple thing and then the idea of our joke hit me and I was like “No…. YES!”. And I laid down the base for it on the canvas. And then the second one hit me and at first I was scared of what power was inspiring me such daring combination. And eventually I gave in.
It was such a fun painting to make. It’s always fun to make things for the people you love, anyway. But I mean, that one was literally funny to make! And, since she loved it so much, it makes it all even more worth it! I’m proud of it and I’m proud of us!
A couple years ago, hell, last year even(!), had you told me I would become friends with a Spanish girl I would’ve screamed “Get out of my face!”. But Life has a way to scratch you right on the itch…
weird way to put it i know My many years of school had me develop a small aversion to the Spanish language so, of course, in my mind it would have been impossible. Yet, here we are. And she even has me wanting to learn Spanish again!.. Boy, if that ain’t love, I don’t know what is! 😉
I love you, Esther, tu vales mucho a mis ojos! ❤
BONUS: happy little deer with her love-infused monster