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Answer for question 4388.

If you could get back in touch with one person from your past, who would it be? Why do you want to reconnect with them? Why did you lose contact over the years?
I have no answer to this question, but the question did make me think about things i haven't thought about. If a friend is defined as someone who is not "blood of my blood" but who is close to my heart and with whom i want to regularly interact and who, i think, feels the same way about me, i have no friends other than my spouse and my LJ friends.

But this was not true in high school sixty-four years ago. I had a half dozen close friends, one of whom i almost married. We went our different ways. Geographic distance, different interests and lifestyles, and my undiagnosed autism probably all played a role. What if i had known then that these would be almost the only friends i would ever have?

I contacted two that i had felt especially close to about fifteen years later. We didn't hit it off; the "magic" of high school was gone.


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May. 29th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
Magic years of high school.....sigh. Yes they were. Our "life" as we saw it besides the baseball diamond and ice skating pond. Yes, the magic times when nothing else seemed to matter.

Going back in time, yes, I'd like the priest who raped me to be alive so I could slap his face, as well as see him prosecuted.

Edited at 2015-05-29 06:17 pm (UTC)
May. 29th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
That's terrible. I am so sorry!
May. 29th, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you
May. 30th, 2015 01:38 am (UTC)
I can't think of anyone I would want to be back in touch with, starting from here. A few I don't want to experience again. Mostly, when a connection has fallen into disuse, I tend to figure that I've behaved monstrously and that they wouldn't want to be in touch with me. And I don't want to be in touch with people who don't want to be in touch with me.

Though when I encountered the most glorious smart_ted in the New Haven Public Library after a fifteen-year gap in acquaintance, it was enchantment and glory. :D

But then, I could see her face, and see that she didn't mind.
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