Over the years I've occasionally felt a pang of absence, thinking back to failed and broken up friendships and wondering where we went wrong, much like one does after a bad break up. As I get older friendships seem to be less of a messy break up and more of a cohesive falling out, yet when you realize it you still feel sad, upset, and lost.
It's wonderful when you start to realize that it's okay that these relationships slip through the cracks. There's no need to keep people in your life who no longer offer insight, joy, or compassion like what you need. I hope you go forth this Monday and recognize that the people in your life today are there for a reason, and those that are gone are okay.