Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I find it interesting, odd, and refreshing how people just walk in and out of our lives.
Take the people in this picture, for example. I have spent 4 hours a week since September with them on the ever so wearisome journey of learning French.
We laughed together, developed something of a friendship.
And now, for me at least, it's over.
I know I won't see the majority, if any of them, again.
You go to a bar at night and you can find someone, become acquaintances for the evening, but after then, nothing. You could chat for an hour and that is their existance in your life. Nothing more is needed or meant to be. Simply people walking in and out of each others lives.
I like that.
One of the things I find frustrating is that Facebook defies this. People are supposed to leave your life. After high school, sometimes, loosing contact with someone is ok and healthy, yet through Facebook we maintain contact and shallow forms of relationships. It is ok to say good bye after meeting for one afternoon, you don't need to forever know what the other is doing.
Anyways, just found that a good thought to think about.
People stroll in and our of our lives.
They give us a memory to go by, and that is more than enough.