Wherever You Go

Sometimes friendships end. The ones you didn’t want to end. At least, end now. There was much still left to explore. Much to experience.

A few strong words, a violently shut door. Tensions, appearing seemingly out of nowhere. A string, threaded carefully through time, ruptured. Gone. Your fault? Their fault?

These endings are painful; as their sudden nature implies. Yet the pain doesn’t imply a transgression of life’s rules.

The shore; a place where land ends. Where the journey, the one you’ve carefully built together, ends. There’s nowhere else to go, no going back. Time goes only in one direction.

Where the land ends, the sea begins. A new voyage, a search for new friendships, can begin. To venture out for new lands is to learn to be better. Kinder, warmer, smarter.

To reconcile in peace.

“Mykonos” by Fleet Foxes. Lyrics: Robin Pecknold;

The door slammed loud and rose up a cloud of dust on us
Footsteps follow, down through the hollow sound, torn up

And you will go to Mykonos
With a vision of a gentle coast
And a sun to maybe dissipate
Shadows of the mess you made

Pallid animals in the snow-tipped pines I find
Hatching from the seed of your thin mind all night

And you will go to Mykonos
With a vision of a gentle coast
And a sun to maybe dissipate
Shadows of the mess you made

Brother, you don't need to turn me away
I was waiting down at the ancient gate

You go
Wherever you go today
You go today

I remember how they took you down
As the winter turned the meadow brown

You go
Wherever you go today
You go today

When out walking, brother, don't you forget
It ain't often that you'll ever find a friend

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Wherever you go today
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