Re-posting : remembering an old friend by Miriam @Writing For Myself

Miriam’s post hit me hard. I think we have all had a situation like this. Grieving a lost friend whom we haven’t even thought of in years.

Writing for Myself

So out of the blue tonight I looked up an old friend on Facebook. I don’t know why. It’s not something I normally do. I’ve lost touch with nearly everyone from my childhood and young adult years, and I only have two Facebook friends that I knew when I was a kid. They both friended me, and I accepted. It’s fine, being updated on their lives, but I have no burning desire to track down everyone I’ve ever known and see what they’re like now. I barely have the energy for current relationships beyond my immediate family- why would I want to connect with people I haven’t seen in years and years?

But I guess I was just curious, even though I wouldn’t have sent a friend request I wanted to know that she was “out there”. And then I ended up finding out that she died of breast cancer…

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