Turning Point: Ria Lowenschuss


Ryan Thomas-Palmer

I am growing up and losing people I thought would be with me my entire life.

I experienced a break up this year. It was devastating and out of the blue and I miss her with all my heart. But the worst part, in many ways, is that it was not a romantic relationship. She was my best friend and, in all honesty, I didn’t think she was going anywhere. You don’t expect friendships like the one we had to just disappear, to end like the snipping of a string. It isn’t the same as a romantic split because I feel the need to convince her to come back, to tell her no, this isn’t how our friendship ends, this is not where we leave off. I am left lost.