Some friendships should not be pursued, should be left to their natural lifespan. Sometimes, most of the time, they are what they are. Sometimes, they are no longer what they used to be.
I realised this long ago. It is just one of those things, another of those many cycles we drift through.
Realisation is one thing, acceptance another. This morning, I understood this, and so it drifts away from what I hoped it to be, from what it was long ago to where it should be, to where it is now.
And I am no less sad for knowing and understanding it.