That other absent friend

Over the years, I’ve lost touch with a lot of people I had considered close friends. There are many different reasons for why that happens, many of them my fault, but that doesn’t make it any sadder.

Today, I accidentally discovered a friend had moved to Baltimore, MD several months ago. In the past year I’ve learned purely by chance that not one, but two people I cared about and considered friends had lost their mothers many months before. For a while now I’ve been wondering quite frequently what Dan Spoust or Tim Lawrence are up to, but I have no way to even begin to track them down.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, really.

But, today I find myself missing a friend I’ve known for less than a year – Elton.

Elton’s on a technology free vacation at the moment, and he’s not on twitter or emailing or accessible by Skype. And, now that a good week or so has gone by without us having our multiple times per week 2 hour chats… I genuinely miss him.

Awww… don’t feel bad for me though, ’cause I’m far to busy to be talking to him right now anyway. And, he’s hardly missing me.  He’s on a beach somewhere in Europe.  (I know he lives in Europe, so that’s not so exotic, but it sounds cool here in the US).

Anyway, that’s it. You can go back about your business now. I’ll bury myself in some podcast editing and after an hour or so of cutting and pasting with Elton’s voice in the background, I’ll be sick of hearing his voice. And it’s not like he’s gone forever – he’ll be back in 10 days.

Contributed by: Scott Copperman


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