This is so weird, but today I have come to the conclusion that I have missed out. I do facebook and I have reconnected with tons of people. Some I didn't know so much and others I knew well, but lost contact. With some of the people I bump into on facebook I realize I wish I still knew them or that they were my next door neighbor. Through conversing I feel like I know them better now than I ever did. I had them in my grasp at one point in my life and I let them go. Well some of the times I let them go were because I moved away, or they moved away. Are these feelings I am having because I am lonely? I did move recently. When I get ripped away from what is familiar. Is that when I realize what I have lost?
This reminds me of this poem...
Around the corner I have a friend
In this great city that has no end;
Yet days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I know it a year has gone;
And I never see my old friend's face,
For life is a swift and terrible race.
He knows I like him just as well,
As in the days when I rang his bell,
And he rang mine. We were younger then;
But now we are busy, tired men...
Tired with playing a foolish game;
Tired with trying to make a name.
"Tomorrow," I say, "I'll call on Jim,
Just to show that I'm thinking of him."
But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes;
And distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner...yet miles away.
"Here's a telegram, sir"... Jim died today;
And that's what we get, and deserve in the end
Around the corner, a vanished friend
-Charles Hanson Towne
I hope I can realize what I have while I have it , and find those relationships that I have lost with others in the friends I have now. Or... I can just have my dream come true and have them all move to one area and I would be surrounded by them.
Jeff is my best friend and I have not lost him! My family matters more to me than friends. But it still is important to have a few friends.