Your friends bring out different parts of you
Went to see my college friends again last night. We don’t get together as often as, I think, we would like.
Life gets in the way.
Heard once that JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and a third writer were all close friends and when the third writer died (Charles Williams?), CS Lewis said something along the lines of “When he died, I thought, ‘at least I’ll have more of JRR, but in fact I had less,'” meaning that, when the third friend died, CS Lewis found that the third friend brought out things in Tolkien that CS couldn’t.
In any case, I see my friends individually but when we all get together, it’s a different dynamic. I see things in my friends’ faces and hear voices from over a decade ago.
And it’s good seeing my old friends again.
I haven’t seen me in years.
Location: @3AM, taking the train home
Music: Good times, bad times, give me some of that