The semester I spent at Catholic school, there was a confident girl in my Renaissance class who had great outfits and assertive opinions about poetry. One day when she wore a long-sleeved star pattern I got my bravery together after class and told her that I loved her outfit and she seemed surprised and pleased. The day she said my name (omg she knows my name) and backed one of my interpretations in class I was so giddy lol but the Best Day Ever was when I accidentally missed class because I’d forgotten to adjust my analog watch after daylight savings had started.
I was in the study/cafe area downstairs reading 1 Nephi waiting for class to start (while class was in fact going on) when she showed up with a huge papier mâché Dome of the Rock in her arms and asked if she could sit with me and I was like UM yes of course!!!!!!!!!
I don’t remember the details of what we talked about, but I was so happy, I think I told her how I was a visiting student, and she told me she was studying biology and English (we can be friends?? OMG) and asked what I was reading (she thought the Book of Mormon sounded very interesting!). And as I read, she worked on some emails.
There was the inevitable awkward moment when I thought we were going to class, and she had to tell me that class had already happened. I was embarrassed, but she was sympathetic and sweet and totally didn’t judge me!
When I said I liked her Dome, she said thank you and explained what it was (she seemed used to assuming that people would not know about Islam-related things and teaching about them whenever possible) and that she was taking it home to fix it up. She also explained that she had made it for her student org, Students for Justice in Palestine (omg i have been in class with the president of sjp all this time).
Toward the end of the year I was sitting inside the school mosque trying to clear my mind when I noticed some copies of the MSA publication by the window. Her name was in it so I took one home, but then my mom threw it out, and I was unsuccessful finding her on the internet.
Today, however, I did find her(!) and at first thought HOW WOULD SHE EVER BE MY ONLINE FRIEND WHEN SHE IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL ACCOMPLISHED SUPER-WOMAN WHEREAS I AM AN EMO DORK WHO CANNOT HOLD A CANDLE TO HER MAJESTY??!?! but upon seeing that we had 2 mutual friends (including dreamingoftomorroww incidentally!! <3) I was encouraged to add her and send her a message in case she didn’t remember me
Then Facebook showed me this WTF?!?!
Thus I had no choice but to pay $1
I wrote that we had been classmates last year and I wanted to send her a friend request but would understand if she did not add acquaintances and that I hoped she was doing great and thanked her for reading my message
My dad asked if I was going to become super depressed if she didn’t reply and I said “Of course not!” but actually since she “saw” my msg a couple hrs ago according to FB and hasn’t yet replied or responded to my friend request I have been feeling anxious and have to confess that I would be pretty heartbroken if she never replied
So now I am listening to 90s Britney trying to console myself in the very probable case of rejection
Tomorrow if I am lyin’ on the cold hard ground eating sauerkraut or something you will know why omG