Went out for drinks with some classmates from my high school days last night. It was a few hours of genuine fun and reminiscing of days gone by. We caught up on where life was and where it was going and to my surprise how they were looking forward to our ten year reunion, unlike me. Even though most of us still live with in a thirty mile radius of where we grew up, it takes an out of town friend to get us all together.
It is strange the bond that is there, they are my oldest friends to date and when getting together it feels like nothing has changed between us. We talked and acted much like we did so many years ago, only injecting current events and happenings. Yet I feel so distant from them at times which seem to limit me from opening up to them as friends. To no fault of theirs, I’ve been the one who has fallen away and as I find myself needing them I can’t open up.