When the edge crumbles away

The saddest part of growing older is that the relationships you’ve built and the friendships you’ve made all start to fall away.

People take different paths. They take different jobs. Communication slows. Then stops. And when you see them again, you no longer recognize the shape of their soul. They are strangers with vaguely familiar faces.

Good friends build lives with spouses. They have families. Which necessitates changes of focus. Leaving the person without a traditional life, like myself, with few points of juxtaposition. You still try. You all still try. But you can feel that point coming where it’ll be a yearly check-in and a promise to get together which never pans out.

Time grinds us all down and those lacking the ability to for new friendship fall faster and faster.

And here is me. In freefall.

3 thoughts on “When the edge crumbles away

  1. naughty nora September 20, 2021 / 11:09 am

    Even as someone with a spouse, I have experienced this to some degree as a couple without children. Our friends with kids are quite busy and lead different lives. It is hard. One of the things I have learned as I have gotten older is that there is a lot of loneliness in adulthood. People fade out of our lives, or…some pass away and move on to the next world without us. Sending you lots of hugs, Pelgris… living is hard.

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    • Pelgris September 20, 2021 / 11:13 am

      Yeah. One of my best friends is retiring and going sailing in the Caribbean for retirement. They’re buying a boat, the whole 9. I’m super happy for her but I feel some of my rocks crumbling away from my foundation. I get why it happens. It just sucks.

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