Barbara's Random Thoughts

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Friendship Divorce

I used to say that life would be so much easier if it was socially acceptable to break up with a friend, like you can with a boyfriend or girlfriend. I'm wishing for that again today--a clean break, a severing of ties to a past friendship that's just not a friendship any more.

Unfortunately, in a long life one gets barnacled over with the mere shells of friendship and it is difficult without hurting oneself to scrape them off.
--Bernard Berenson

And secretly I want to bury in the yard
The grey remains of a friendship scarred
--The Shins
| posted by Barbara | 9:24 PM