Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stranger

My friend's most recent blog turned me contemplative.

One of the most difficult parts of growing up is looking at someone you once deeply knew or loved and realizing they are a stranger.

That person you shared a locker with, that group of people with whom you stayed up all night laughing in college, the friends you took cross-country road trips with after graduation, the work team with whom you labored 60 hours per week, the person you wanted to spend forever with...

One day you cross paths and smile while making small talk, feeling the glimmer of what you once shared, and realizing your lives are no longer intertwined although your hearts are.

You walk away, never knowing when you will see each other again, feeling the familiar love, yet aching with loss.

6 comments:

Larissa said...

I know you are dying to quote "Wicked," so here you go:

"People come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn, and we are lead to those who'll help us most to grow if we let them and we help them in return...It well maybe we may never meet again in this lifetime, but let me say before we part, so much of me is made of what I learned from you, you'll be with me, like a hand print on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend."

miss kristen said...

You are a hypocrite!! Ambiguous emotional blogging!! ;)

Love you Riss and totally can relate.

Larissa said...

Totally not ambiguous:-) It was just a thought in passing, no particular circumstance happened! I'll reference the blog I read that made me think this...that'll help...:-) And I'm so not emotional right now, just contemplative.

Singletonmd said...

I sighed so loudly reading that. Thanks darling.

Camille said...

I love you, girl. This post got me brave to repost a blog I wrote two days ago, and removed because I didn't want people to think I was loosing it, but I'm really missing past friendships... And I feel your pain. Thanks for the shout out! We need to go do something, I'm working in Draper so I'm closer to you now. :)

Amy said...

So beautiful and heart wrenching. And so true. I really love your blog.