Making friends is a funny business. There are certain people that have been in my life for so long, I don't even remember meeting them, they've always just been there. And then there are others that I only just met, that I've become fast friends with. I've never understood that song "Make New Friends". You know, the one that says "one is silver and the other is gold..." to me, all of my friends were on the same level. I thought it was pretty mean to classify your friends as either being silver or gold, because one is obviously worth more than the other. I mean, hello! if it were an Olympic competition, I definitely want the GOLD and not the Silver. That song just seemed mean.

That quote, "some people are meant to stay in your life while others are just meant to make an appearance", I couldn't agree more. I like having friends. They are what make my life complete. I recently ran into someone I used to be good friends with while on the metro. It was the most awkward 90 seconds of my life. Here was this person sitting directly across from me on a crowded metro car, that I haven't seen or spoken to in years. It was a jam-packed car, but really, it felt like it was just us. We used to share everything, and we were the best of friends, but now we couldn't be any farther away from what we were. We exchanged pleasantries, briefly inquired about each others lives, and then the car filled with even more people, my stop came up, so I just got off the train. I didn't know what to say after that. "It was nice to see you" didn't really seem appropriate, because I didn't really know if it was. Seeing her that day completely threw me off. I would like to say it was great, but you could cut the tension between us with a knife. It was weird, and awkward, and kind of sad. I was reminded of all our great memories, and then our sad ending, all in a span of a minute in and a half.

I know that not everyone that comes into our lives will stay there. In fact, different people fit as friends at different points of our life. Certain people leave bigger imprints on our hearts than others. We need different people at different times.

And I'm OK with that.