One of the most painful things that a person can ever experience in life is to fall out with a friend. It belongs right up there with losing someone dear or breaking up with a significant other.
Thirty days ago today, I started falling out with a friend. The reasons were unclear and we didn't bother to talk about it. Let's call this friend Claire.
Claire is one of my more recent friends. We were introduced by a common friend and we clicked right away. We are based in different cities but we continued to exchange emails and text messages. Sometimes, we would also burn the phone lines with our very long conversations. Other times, we would see each other and catch up. There was never a dull moment that I shared with Claire.
But those moments are now gone. I do not know if they will ever return. In the thirty days of silence, I only received one text message. It was cryptic and I did not bother to decipher it.
I know that in time, I will understand what is happening. But until then, I can only wait and reminisce...