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Not all of my friendships are going to last forever and I think I’m ok with that.

I bumped into a friend the other day; I say a friend but I don’t think we’ve seen or spoken to each other in years. There’s been the standard social media interaction but you can do that with people you’ve not seen in twenty-five years or even people you’ve never even met, it’s soulless anonymous contact. I’m not sure who saw who first, but I know I hesitated before I called her name, would it be awkward, what would we say? Would we talk about my children that she’d never met or would I avoid all topics of children altogether realizing that some of our growing apart was because of them.Would we stand awkwardly making vague promises to get in touch and then both walk away as quickly as possible sighing with relief that the moment had past and we had escaped.
I hesitated, but then I called her name and it was a little awkward. We are strangers now; so much happens in life that its rare to find a person is unchanged in one year never mind several. We did make the slightly uncomfortable c…

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