“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?” Stephen King
This quote becomes especially poignant on this, the day of my 20th high school reunion. I’m not there, obviously, but I wish I was. Every time I’m with someone from high school (except for My husband Cohiba (Have I told you we met in high school?)) I remember someone I used to be.
I didn’t know it at the time, but I was pretty awesome and I have some fantastic friendships to show for it.
Not that who I am now isn’t awesome and not that I want to go back, but I do think about how I will look back on friendships I now have.
Like with my Ren Fair friends, I have fun with them in a way I never have with anyone else. Or with my mom friends, same thing. When I look back or visit with them again, I will be reminded of the person I am right now, and I will miss her.
It is bittersweet, and it is good.