One of my dearest friends is a very special woman who I learned to know on Facebook. Her name is Suha but everybody calls her Sano. Sano Sansoun. Suha Sansoun. I think our first contact was in an anti-racist group. I think it was about 2018 or something. Late 2018. I’ve noticed she commented a lot and gave a lot of likes on my posts in the group, and she had done that for a while.
And so one day, I got this message on my Facebook. I don’t remember exactly what she said, because my old Facebook profile was deleted last year, but she said that she admired my posts and thought I seemed to be a nice man with good opinions. I was happy to hear that and asked to be her friend on Facebook. Or it might have been she who asked first. Actually I don’t remember. But we became some good friends and thanks to her I also got several new friends. Both Sano and her friends learned me a lot of things I did not understand. We could speak in the phone for six hours straight, from evening to the middle of the night. I woke up my brothers and they had to ask me to shut down. Me and Sano had a wonderful time discussing islam, religion and politics and racism and all kind of stuff that a lot of people have strong opinions about. Sometimes three friends of her joined the call and we had a really lot of fun.
Sano is a muslim, but… not quite really an ordinary muslim… There’s something special about her that I can’t really describe. Sano is Sano, basically. She is extremely funny and caring and she believed in me very much, all until I betrayed her twice due to some stupid argue about something we didn’t agreed with. I will not leave out all of that here, but I surely did fail her. Not one time, but twice. The months went by, and I realised that I had destroyed a good friendship. But one day I decided to come back and ask for her forgiveness. And you shall know, even if she’s a muslim, her forgiveness is not infinite. You cannot give your friends too many chances, but she forgave me and now we are true friends again and I’m so happy about it.
The wonderful thing with Sano is her compassion and insights about other people, even people on the completely opposite side. Even when I failed her, she could understand me. She has that gift, to understand and suffer with another person, and an insight in another persons feelings. I do not have the same gift. But it took a while before I realised how much I actually meant for her, because when I broke her heart, she changed dramaticly. She told me that she actually trusted in me and thought that at least I could understand her opinions and struggles, and therefore my betrayal stroke down at her even harder. She became depressed and lost her faith in a lot of people. And the reason I went back to her and asked for forgiveness, is because she means very much to me as well.
Therefore, I am so glad that I went back to her and asked for forgiveness. We are inseparable, and I have learned that people can actually have different opinions and religious views and still be friends and be kind to each other. Kind and loyal. But who is Sano? Well, she lives a bit to north of Skåne where I live. She loves photographing and she is just getting better and better with her photograph skills. Sometimes she writes poems and short stories and she also makes some aquarrel paintings. She is also very funny and she can joke about everything. When we write to each other, I write long monologue messages, while she make a new message in the middle of a sentence. It’s really funny to see how different we are communicating on messenger.
You can check out her page here. Don’t hesitate to give her a like, a comment or maybe even share her page.
She also have an instagram.
I wish you all a happy new year! See ya!