Sunday, October 15, 2006

Letting go without saying goodbye

More on change.

I haven't talked to them in years. We saw each other less often, some of which was circumstantial, and the visits were less enjoyable. I wasn't sure why. Then one day it became clear.

We were different now.

They were jaded and bitter. I was not. Although the change was probably gradual, I hadn't even noticed. Then all of the sudden, I was over it. I couldn't relate to their attitude, and it affected every conversation. We had nothing to talk about. We were no longer friends.

Maybe this happens all the time. People just stop being friends. No fight, no confrontation. It's just over.

I wonder if those two are still bitter and hopeless? I'm sure they've changed by now, but then again, so have I.

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