Had a nice visit yesterday after work with an old buddy from E.R. who I haven’t really been in touch with since we graduated from high school. Both our lives afterwards went on different trajectories, and it just so happens that we have landed, at present, living just a few miles apart again, and more importantly — we landed in very nearby seats at a recent Brewers game.
Chatting with Clint for a couple hours over beers was a good thing. It sort of made me realize how much we’ve changed (and probably, everyone from those days has changed) since then, going through unique paths of experience, and forming new world views around them as adults. But, at the end of the day, there are things about us personally that made us friends before, and they still remain. 32-yr-old me is drastically different from 14-yr-old me, but there must be something essential that stays the same in certain ways. Ditto for my friend. Looking forward to rekindling an old relationship whose history is strong and important to me.