It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have I looked up a long-lost childhood friend and wished I hadn’t.
Yes of course, though I would not like to mention the name. I came across this friend after 20yrs, and believe me after the first half hour conversation, where you, what are your kids doing (she didn’t have any) and remember XYZ and ABC our we had nothing in common. Neither of us knew how to wind-up gracefully. It was embarrassing and sad.
Fortunately I received a call and ran away from there.
Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side our roots will always be tangled and I shall be glad for that. The funny thing is childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age , the child is grown and puts away childish thins. Childhood is a kingdom nobody dies. Nobody that matters that is.