To Say a Little Word…

Again tonight (and a far better quote from what I’m reading) is Rachel from ‘Something Borrowed’ by Emily Giffin:

“Yes,” I finally say, somewhat apologetically. “I miss her. I can’t help it.”

He nods as though he understands. I wonder why I miss her and Dex does not. Perhaps it is because I’ve known her so much longer. Or maybe it’s the very nature of a friendship versus an intimate relationship. When you are in a relationship, you are aware that it might end. You might grow apart, find someone else, simply fall out of love. But a friendship isn’t a zero-sum game, and as such, you assume that it will last forever, especially an old friendship. You take its permanence for granted, which might be the very thing so dear about it. Even as Dex rolled those double sixes, I never imagined the end of Darcy and me.


2 thoughts on “To Say a Little Word…

  1. This is so true. As a person who was forced to break up with her best friend, it is something you never never never get over. It is much worse than a divorce or a relationship breakup. I thought we were going to be forever friends. Old ladies together if you will. But her unwillingness to get help for her mental illness & addictive behaviors has driven everyone away. I still think of her & miss her all the time… 😥

    • I’ve had a few of those myself! It’ll be something ridiculous that we laughed at or did together that just sneaks up on you and makes you miss them even for a millisecond.

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