there are always those people who pop out of nowhere and ask you how you're doing. after a short update and a few minutes (sometimes hours) of shared laughter about the past, we are both on our way leading the lives we have always led without each other. these moments are short and they happen maybe once a year (because that's just how it has to be. we could never talk daily.) but it's nice that we both have a shared curiosity about each other. it's the open door, the strange balanced friendship and camaraderie that is always strangely there after all these years.