Today a friend of 25 years informed me she no longer wanted to be my friend. I’m not to contact her again. The reasons are guesses. Perhaps I paid too much attention to other things. Maybe she’s cutting herself off from a difficult past. Maybe something is going on in her life she doesn’t want me to know.
It isn’t just me. A couple of other friends have been told never to contact her again. What does one say when this happens? Let her go or insist on an explanation?
She used to make up poems.
Round and round she went, they said,
with anything under the sun.
But when came down to it,
she didn’t at all.
She made that up while we were hanging out in our dorm room. For some reason it stuck in my head, and decades later I still remember it.
I wish her well.