Sunday, August 20, 2006

In high school we were inseparable, but by college Bethany and I started to drift apart in the exact ways everyone does. We spoke infrequently for years, as I accelerated my degree and got out of town and she foundered in schools and relationships and opposites.

Tonight we sat at a bar in Ybor City, drinking and gesturing. As it turns out we've both become adept at screwing up: we keep making the decisions we know we shouldn't because we can't come up with any reason not to.

And I suppose that, if last August I learned just how simple it was to outgrow certain friendships, I have to admit that this trip has taught me, unexpectedly, that it's also possible to fit back into them later.

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