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Friends and Drifting Apart

26 Oct

I was feeling nostalgic, so bear with me. Probably because I’m currently living so far away from friends and family but, I was thinking about people I used to be friends with in elementary school and high school and for whatever reason haven’t seen or talked to in years. It’s not that we ever stopped being friends we just …drifted apart. So this is for them. I hope they see it.

Life creeps up on you sometimes, you know? It feels like just yesterday we were goofy children, laughing and playing and seeing each other all the time. Then, BAM, all of a sudden I realize it’s been YEARS, in some cases more than 10 years ago, that these things occurred. What happened? Where did the time go?

Why did we stop talking?

There really isn’t an answer to that last question is there? Life got in the way. We went to different schools, moved away, made new friends to the point that when we did get together conversation was awkward. Suddenly the stories you tell one another aren’t as vibrant or interesting because you’re talking about events and people the other knows nothing about. You say a lot of “I guess you just had to be there” to explain the situation. When you’re young, as we were, you haven’t developed the ability to get around hurdles like this. Or maybe it was just me. It’s easier to let the friendship slide. To make empty promises and say “OMG, we really need to get together sometime soon!” Without making definite plans, we both know that’s never going to happen. Just going through the motions.

Suddenly we’re experiencing things that the other hasn’t and we can’t relate to one another. You start out the same, but now things have changed. We’ve both changed so much that we are no longer the people we used to be. It’s a sad inevitability, but I’m sure everyone’s gone through it at some point in life. Now years have passed and it seems impossible to try and get that friendship back.

So I just wanted to say that I miss talking to you. I miss hanging out and laughing and basically, just miss being friends. We had some good times. I won’t say they were the best years of my life because I’ve still got most of my life left to live, and so do you, but there were some pretty good years in there. And bad, but who likes to remember the bad things? I wish you all the best in the world. I hope you achieve success and happiness and live a long and fulfilling life. May your dreams come true.

Aaaannnnd that’s enough of the sentimentality for one day don’t you think? Even if I am being sincere one can only handle so much sappiness in one sitting and I think that about does it. Thanks for putting up with the touchy feely nonsense. I’m sure it won’t happen again.

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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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5 responses to “Friends and Drifting Apart

  1. Joe Owens

    December 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    It takes a lot of effort to stay connected, even in this ever more interconnected world. unless your paths cross at regular intervals you will find yourselves becoming more and more distant.

     
  2. grapejengaSarah

    October 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    The pictures went very well with the nostalgia. I’ve been having a lot of the same feelings lately, but you put them into words and pictures better.

     
    • museumnerd

      October 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks! They were taken on the Cabot Trail, somewhere around Cheticamp 🙂

       
  3. Jessica

    October 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Aww buddy i miss you too ! Im sure your other friends and old friends feel the same as well 🙂

     

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