Like the leaves in the fall, people often will float away from our tree.

They might not fall far… they might still be in reach… but all the same, they float away.

It’s a bit strange to think back on how each person in your life has shaped you in some way… no matter how long or short the interaction.

It’s also odd to think about how quickly someone can seemingly fade out of your life.

When you step into the same room with someone you spent so many memories with… had so many conversations with… and suddenly you feel you are no longer able to speak with them…

It’s a bit strange.

To care so deeply for someone and wonder if they are still doing okay… yet be unable to utter any words in their direction… it pulls the heart in two.

It’s not that you necessarily regret this change… it’s just that you… kind of miss them.

You want to reach out… but feel yourself pulling back. You think that if they really wanted interaction, they would react. Only to later realize that they probably are thinking the same thing about you.

It can really make you think about all the decisions that have lead you to this point…

Where you are standing side-by-side in the same room with someone who you can clearly remember meeting for the first time…

Who you can remember being the best of friends with…

Who you can remember sharing long conversations with….

Who you can remember arguing at 2am with…

Who you can remember splitting ways with…

And suddenly… who your voice decides to silence itself around.

Life is such a strange journey…

The picture above was taken while walking back to my room from class… the maple leaves are turning red again. It’s that time of year.

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