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Reclaiming old friends

I failed to mention this before, but in the past couple months, not only have I regained contact with one old friend that I really wanted to find again, but I have now heard from a second one!

The first one was Aubrey, who anyone who reads this blog will surely know that I lost touch with her a couple years ago and have been hoping to find her again ever since. Well, writing about it on here actually was what had her find me and contact me, and now the friendship continues and I couldn’t be happier about it.

The second person is Dark Dave. Dark used to write for Spontaneous Combustion – the printed zine, and we used to go to lots of shows together and hang out. As time passed we had fallen out of touch and I wanted to find him again. Wouldn’t you know it, because of mentioning it on this blog, he stumbled across it while looking around the internet and dropped me a line. I was really glad to hear from him as well.

It bothers me when friends fall out of touch, and drift apart. I can make a laundry list of people that have drifted away over the years. I know that it is a normal part of life for these things to happen, but that doesn’t mean that just because it is a normal thing to happen, that it is a good thing. I hold my friends in such high regard, and when I am someone’s friend, I consider them a friend for life unless they somehow wrong me in an inexcusable fashion (which has happened to me on plenty of occasions I’m afraid). I hate to lose friends in life and I try to insure that it won’t happen. Maybe due to not having a family of my own, and that the small amount of blood relatives I have don’t live around me, I view my friends as a sort of surrogate family and thereby hold them to a higher importance than others do. I don’t know. All I know is that two friends that drifted away I am now back in touch with, and that is a good way to start a new year.

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