Yesterday, I saw an old friend. She was a former officemate. In a very short span of time that we worked together (one week), we became very very close. I think our numerous similarities and some quite challenging circumstances paved the way to a beautiful friendship. She’s my one of my soulmates, a very dear friend. But after a year the feeling is different. Well, I was happy to see her but when I got home I couldn’t avoid myself from asking “Where did our friendship go?”
I believe this scenario also happens to all of us. When we were kids, most of us have so called “Best friend.” When we were in school, we have lots of acquaintances, barkada and close friends. And you thought it was a kind of connection anchored in a strong foundation. But as time goes by, the friendship drifts apart. Unexpected. Unplanned.
Decades ago, when a relationship collapses we can blame it on distance, hectic schedule and poor communication line. But today, with the presence of advanced technology, any type of relationship that falls apart is more likely rooted to our own choice. And that explains the rationale of our story. It’s really a sad thing. Nevertheless, I know we both still value the moments that we were trying to appease each other in the midst of great difficulty; the times that we were both financially broke and the only lunch meal we can afford in Chowking is Chao Fan.
Actually I don’t believe our friendship is over. Although a lot of things have changed, the world is still small. We are still connected in two giant social networks. All things are possible, right?