Sunday, March 3, 2013

30 Days of Truth: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.

I found this meme here and here.

Nine: Someone you didn't want to let go, but just drifted

With the advent of social networking it seems that we never really get the option of letting go of anyone. It would seem that even people we haven't seen since we were 12 are always connected to us. In a way I like that, it gives me comfort to know that what I share is shared with these people and that we are never lost or forgotten. However, it also terrifies me...we are never lost or forgotten...even when we want to be, and we must go out of our way to be. We must purposefully sever the ties. So, when I read the above title with its "didn't want to let go, but just drifted" I thought, 'There isn't anybody in my life who just drifted.'

And, then I remembered...

There was this boy (it's always a boy, right!?) that I never dated, but spent a lot of time with. Actually, until I met Chris this was pretty much my MO--dating was for sissies who wanted their hearts broken, little did I realize...but, I'm jumping ahead.

This boy and I did everything together and people thought we were dating and we hung out at one another's houses and we hung out with one another's families and this boy and I were more than best friends and less than a married couple and swimming in dangerous waters that ended in a horrible yelling match disaster...except for...

...things didn't really end. You know we talked here and there for awhile, we said mean things to or about each other for awhile and then, well...

I guess, the thing is the person does just drift when you don't notice that they've cut you out of their social networking sphere until literally a year or two later when somebody says that this person got married and you go to look at the wedding pics and notice you aren't friends anymore and that the pics are blocked. I realized that this boy is definitely someone who drifted and I'm still trying to figure out if I didn't want to let him go.

And, all I can think is that are two sides to "When Harry Met Sally" and that sometimes Harry's ideas aren't so far off after all.


  1. Life happens like that, if you don't devote enough time and effort to a relationship with the opposite gender or friends. Sometimes we're too complacent or distracted to notice.

    Wasn't Julia Roberts like that in one of those wedding pics, trying to come back and snag her former BFF before he married?

    1. oh, yes, definitely! 'my best friend's wedding' that movie and its bittersweetness.



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