Carmen Saltnes Lopez, 15 – Norge
In this photo, you see three of my close friends. Two of them I have known since first grade, this fall that will be 10 years ago. The third one started in 7th grade, but I love her equally. Next week will be our last week as classmates. It’s so confusing because I love them to pieces and I love my school but at the same time I want to see new things but then again I’m scared. I’m scared, we’re all scared. About the future, about splitting up, about choices. I don’t want to grow up, and I don’t want to lose the people I love and have spent my past 10 years with. It feels like the weight of the world is on my shoulder but at the same time it’s been taken off. This photo represents how I will remember my friends. Young, warm, diverse, spontaneous and close.
Translated by Vinicius Freire