I said goodbye to Julian, the English teacher, and his wife last night. It’s the last time we’ll see each other before I leave Spain. He has basically become my Spanish dad in these past few months. I like his wife a lot too, but I’m not as close with her because we didn’t spend the entire year at school together.
I gave him a hug, and immediately started crying. I gave his wife a hug, and as I was saying goodbye to her, he took my face really gently in his hands and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I think he started crying too, because he got in the car right away and said “it’s time to go now”.
I’m going to remember that kiss forever. I feel so sad today, like I’ve lost something.