I’d been a sad little sod a while back when it felt like I didn’t have any friends anymore, but it turns out they were away on their on expeditions while I was on mine.
The friends you’ve had when you were growing up are a bunch that’s gonna stick around for some time. You can spend hours talking about useless shit and the good times of the past. Well, some are assholes who remain out of contact when we try so hard to initiate a phone conversation but believe me when I tell you that they’re as glad to meet you when you finally get together. I’ve been an introvert and I don’t speak too much but today I didn’t feel like one of them. Today I was a confident person, speaking at will, being mocked, mocking others, recalling the shit that happened so many years ago and it turns out I’ve not forgotten any moment of those childhood days. Now to recall, my school days don’t feel so sad anymore because I have this useless bunch with whom I can just hang around and do some mischief when in town.
I always wanted friends who were on the same page as I am in but we never really were in one. We’re in different walks of life, even right now when I’m trying to settle my life and they’ve still not started doing anything. I’ve learned so much in their absence but I really want folks with whom I can hang around when I know I could have used that valuable time to read a book, but friends are as important as my career. No one wants a funeral where none of their friends are present, do they? I still have a young image of my friends who now have beards and bikes. I will always be able to recall those small moments of school when we were mindless hooligans doing such silly stuff, trying to act cool. We were a menace to our teachers who had a hard time trying to keep kids in control because we never had a purpose besides having fun. Those days were wicked. I recall all the silly things we did back then that has become such a strong memory. All it takes is us getting back on a table and were back to our barbarian selves, speaking in a loud voice and being so inconsiderate that there could be kids overhearing stories they shouldn’t hear.
I’m glad always now that I’m not alone in this selfish pecking-every-pound-from-the-pocket world. There are people I can still rely on. How I wish we’d come up with a plan to start a business as friends, like open a restaurant where we can hang all day without having to pay. We really need a crib where we can crash in and meet up with each other. I really felt bad about myself today cause I don’t even eat meat or drink beer anymore, but it’s okay to still have a personal interest different from the group. Perhaps I’ll be the guy taking the embarrassing video when even is drunk as fuck.
Well, I have my new friends too and they’re young and smart ones. The important thing is that I treat everyone equally because we are all special in our own majestic way. It just happens that friends lose touch because we have different interests. All my friends are into their different fields and the people I’ve met in mine are interesting people who help me more ahead with my goals. To me, from today, everyone is a top priority and perhaps it’s time to abolish the anguish of past memories.
I love these assholes though they live far, far away but they’re not settled there. They’ll be back. It’s just a year till everyone begins to flood back to the country with their exquisite and excruciating stories and I’m eager to hear them.
It’s a beautiful world when you know you’re not alone.