Meeting A and M again at SY's wedding last weekend made me realize how little of the past we take with us.
Sometimes, it is better to have memories. When I met Tina again after 12 years, http://splenderfulchronicles.blogspot.com/2006/02/this-hole-in-my-heart-is-in-shape-of.html, I was keynoting at a conference and she was attending.
We hugged and kissed and talked about everything at lunch- kids, husbands, life. But there was a distance that made me bereft.
I have become a different me, that's all.