Umair and Yulia in Istanbul

Umair and Yulia, the coincidence

Posted by Umair Abbasi on Oct. 25, 2018 in Life

12 months to the day

Exactly a year ago I woke up at an AirBnB thirsty at 2AM in Istanbul, Turkey. I walked down the circular steps to the kitchen and as I started sipping I heard a rhythmic hi behind me. It has to be some strange coincidence for me to be waking up 12 months to the day in Silicon Valley, California at 2:30AM and writing this. But with Yulia, I have stopped believing there are coincidences. As Yulia will put it, its the Universe Umair. It's telling you to come see Yulia!

We stood on that kitchen floor till 5AM talking about everything. You see I was traveling the Western half of this beautiful planet while Yulia was doing the Eastern half. Of all the AirBnB's, and of all the days in a year, and of all the nights to get thirsty, we met, coincidence.

At the end of our standing on the kitchen floor three hour stories sharing conversation Yulia said the words to the opening chapter of a special friendship and a bond neither of us could have imagined. "Umair, come on an adventure with me."

"You let somebody in, you know? And then you make room. Then they go and yet...the room is still there."

Miss you Yulia and our crazy adventures.


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