I want to dedicate this post to my friends.
I've reached a point in my life where my closest friends have dispersed to follow dreams in distant cities. The last few weeks has been a series of goodbyes and tears and promises to keep in touch. I am still here. For now. But even I will be leaving at the end of the year. This city has lost a little of its magic, its sheen, its gloss, its light. Without my friends it is a little emptier, a touch darker, and eerie in its silence. Who would we be without our friends? I feel like a stranger to myself without them.
I will miss drinking wine with you and endless chatter on long summer days. I will miss pot luck dinners with you and laughing so much that tears stream down our faces. I will miss being able to tell you something exciting that has happened as soon as it happens. I will miss you being just down the road, even though we didn't catch up nearly as often as we should have. I liked knowing that you were right there. I will miss your hugs. Until then we have email. We have the phone. And maybe, just maybe I will even send you a letter. Be happy always.
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