Did you ever have a friend that you were super tight with? How about one that you stopped talking to for no reason at all? Were they ever the same person? I have a few. Most of them, I don't really care to reconnect with. I feel like they served their purpose in my life and there's no reason to keep trying. I appreciate what we had, but now it's just not worth my time. Not to be harsh, but it just is what it is.
There is, however, one exception on that list, my friend Josh. We met at the end of freshman year of high school. We were in the same Geometry class, yet I have zero recollection of him prior to April. Weird, right? Anyway, we quickly became great friends.
At some point during our freshman year of college, I took a train and stayed with him for the weekend. It was just a normal weekend. We didn't have a fight, or at least I can't remember one, but that is the last memory I have of us as friends. I'm not even sure that I ever talked to him again after that. That was nine years ago. And it has kind of bothered me ever since.
Until now. Because yesterday, we reconnected. Despite living on opposite coasts, we both happen to be in New Jersey this week. And after nine years of silence (with the exception of the occasional Facebook comment), Josh asked if I wanted to go on a run with him and catch up while I was in town. (He obviously knew I wasn't going to say no to a run.) So, bright and early yesterday morning, we ran (very quickly thanks to his 8:30 "easy" pace). And caught up.
It was really nice and by the time we had finished, I felt like those nine years never happened. And hopefully it won't happen again ...