There are some people I miss having around. But, you know, I made some decision that changed me, as well as they did it to change them. We are not the same guys we were years ago. We became a bit of strangers with good memories of the past.
It’s just like that feeling you get when passing by somebody and thinking “oh, I know him/her” but consciously you know you never met him. I know them by sight, I know their names, where most of them live, but that’s it.
But there is an exception to this rule: the long-term friendships. Those that you barely talk to them, but when you do, it’s just like you saw them yesterday and everything between you always go perfectly fine. They know you so well they can guess your poker face or what you feel only by the way you write it. You are an open book to them, and vice-versa.
Sometimes I think that people I miss were actually colleagues, friends of a time or a cycle of my life. But I’m cool with it… It’s comforting to know that they were in my life and helped me when I needed at certain time/situation, and that I also helped them. Also, it’s even more amazing to know that a few of them — really a few — became friends by heart; those true ones I was just referring to.
So all I can do for now is thank them all for being part of my history, and take good care of the gold ones to always be ready to be there for them, because I’m 100% sure: they are here for me if I really need. =)
Let’s keep moving. The world doesn’t stop and we gotta keep up the pace.