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To my sister with whom I am enjoined not by blood but by Life.
It has been a long time since we've sat down and spoken, and I really treasured what we had tonight. I was reminded of how much you meant to me, and even though I don't often show it, your presence lights up my heart.
Things have changed since our childhood days. As life would have it we no longer have time to write each other long, detailed letters sharing the inner workings of our heart and mind. These days we seem almost to busy to even share – be it by speech or by sheer affection, whether implicit or explicit. I often look at you from a distance and allow myself the luxury of nostalgia. Someone older and wiser once said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. I feel that when I look upon you. Despite all that you've grown to be these years, I am comforted in the knowledge that I know you deep inside, and the young girl is still very much alive in you even today.
The prospect of not being able to see you looms over us as you plan to begin a life on foreign soil, and it weighs heavily on me. Though I know that there exists an affinity that transcends beyond the physical presence, its ethereal nature provides little solace. I know that my reaction is a sort of selfishness and that I should be enthusiastic for you.
I know that I will miss you in the time when you are gone. In this time whilst you are still here, I will treasure you.
And for all times, I love you.
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