Sharifah is so much more than a best friend. I know everyone makes hyperbolic proclamations about their best friend being their soul mate but I genuinely believe Sharifah was the physical manifestation of everything my soul needed. Spending time with her feels like drinking from the Holy Grail, my soul feels replenished, the emotional pain subdues and things hurt less. The only way to describe the role of Sharifah in my life, is a life support machine. She is literally there to sustain me when I have nothing to give and no energy to live. I could write endless words to describe my love for Sharifah but the English language has ran of words to express my devotion. I tell everyone there is no me without her. She’s the reason why I still exist.
Sharifah came into my life at the perfect time. I expected to find a friend in Freshers – this but I never expected to find a soul mate. I needed a kindred spirit to accompany me through my journey to maturity and emotional stability. I could’ve done it alone but I didn’t want to; I thank God daily that I didn’t have to do it without her. A collision of fate and serendipity, our friendship was formed over a first day ice breaker and a priceless Parker pen. We bonded over our shared history of bad luck, mutual apprehension and parental pressures.
The difference in these 2 pictures is 6 years of friendships, tears, coursework deadlines. There are very few pictures where my smile is genuine and the happiness is real – 75% is attributed to her . People will never understand mine and Sharifah’s friendship. Sharifah’s entire demeanour is to live her best life and not take anything to seriously whereas my vibe can tend to be try exceedingly hard to not make a mistake. Mine and Sharifahs friendship consists of
– 10% of my leg on Sharifah’s shoulder essentially dry humping her and acting like lesbians
– 25% of laying in her bed in silence comfortable enough to be myself around
– 40% listening to each other problems and just trying to be there for each other
– 15% doing stuff no one else will want to do with each other