June 28, 2008
By the time I got home I was a mess. My body hurt from sitting wrong, and I’d spent half the ride home crying. My back problems distracted me from the impact of her early June announcement until I realized we’d actually said goodbye today. I don’t anticipate living in the same metropolitan area anytime soon, if ever. Having watched three of my best female friends move away over the last twenty years, I know how time and physical distance creates a wedge, you each start living your own current life, needing some sort of social circle that is local.