The Bar You Set
We wouldn't have been friends if it weren't for extraordinary circumstances that brought us together. I would have never known you, never loved you. Imagining a present without you is almost impossible because we've come so far. Not always together, but somehow finding each other over and over, like little sprinkles on top of your favorite ice cream. A friendship that sweet.
It would have been easy to lose touch at any point in our short little past. There were definitely stretches where we didn't speak. Not out of malice, but out of busy days and weeks and months where we just didn't run into each other. It was easy to forget about you sometimes, but then so nice to look back at the time when we were all we had.
Sitting around a table with a group of people is nice when you're there. All my little quirks seem hidden to most people, but you figured them out enough to laugh when they show up. It's in those moments when I find comfort in the fact that I never have to worry about us, because no matter how far apart or how our lives change, we'll cross paths and it'll all be the same and we'll look back on all the moments that changed our lives and the one stretch where they changed together. Then we'll part ways to our separate corners of existence until the next time we see each other. I don't have to worry about the in between because you've never given me anything to make me believe that I should.
But I agree. If it weren't for the universe pushing us together, whether we wanted to or not, we would have never been in each others lives. I would have never been able to call you my friend, truly and dearly. The bar you set is high, but it's nice to see you sitting at the top.