Lately I’ve been thinking about how people who we thought would stay forever in our lives, slowly fade away from the picture to leave room for someone else to enter it. Apparently this is an inevitable side effect of the process of growing up.
As a kid, my cousin was my best friend and I always thought that we would be close forever, but when I started high school things changed. She went to a school and I went to another, we developed different interests, we started associating with different groups of friends and slowly she became just my “cousin.” She wasn’t my best friend anymore and it happened so gradually that I never did feel like I was losing her, we just simply grew up.
Life is all about changes, good and bad, big and small, but in the end we have to be able to embrace the changes. They challenge us in ways we would have never imagined, they shape us into the people we are supposed to become and even though we might think the worst changes couldn’t have any positive sides, well in the long run they do.
Thanks to the choices I made, that we all make during our lives, we not only influence our own existence, we leave a mark in the other people we encounter on our way as well.
What we can always count on is the memory of those moments, keep them safe in your mind and never let them go, as J.D. Salinger wrote:
“Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.”
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