Creative Voices: What is a Soul Mate
by Carson Charles: Brightonian Social Media Editor
Soulmate (noun) : a person who is perfectly suited to another in temperament.
Soulmates are destined to love and cherish one another no matter what. Whether their relationship is platonic or romantic, they cannot live life without the other. Soulmates complete each other, they make one another feel whole and they love each other unconditionally. Finding one’s soulmate on the other hand is a very difficult task. Some soulmates find each other when they are children or are forced to wait most of their adult life and some never find them at all. I had never been one to believe that there was one person specifically designed to be my other half, until I met my best friend. In one of the most challenging parts of my life, when I thought I was alone and there was nobody there for me, they came into my life and changed my perspective on the world. When I was being bullied relentlessly because of my weight, appearance, or sexuality they were always there, whispering encouraging and thoughtful words in my ear until I believed that I could carry on. After that they would pick me up and dust me off and we would go out into the world again because we knew we could face anything as long as we had each other. If all else failed, I knew that I had to carry on for them, I had to continue with my life because they needed me just as much as I needed them.
For the first time in years I had felt content and dare I say happy. We knew exactly what to say and do for the other and we were always there for each other as a shoulder to cry on. My best friend was the most bright and wonderful person I had ever met, and whenever they walked into a room it lit up. Their smile was bright and contagious. If they were smiling everyone around them was sure to be too. They had a way with words and they could make anyone believe that they could be anything and do anything. No matter what they were going through, they always found a way to make others happy and put them before themselves.
I was lucky enough to be one of those people they put first, before anything and everything else. If I needed them to tell me everything would be alright, they would say just that. But this time they couldn’t say that honestly, for we were being separated by forces out of our control.