Anyway, last night (I had insomnia and haven't slept at all...damn cold medicine) I was surfing the internet and finally got around to looking at a link my sister sent me about a best friend from high school who is now an author and living in Brooklyn. She's written an essay in the book The Friend Who Got Away, about 'breaking up' with a friend (her particular essay is also countered by the 'friends' essay, not sure if all of the essays are that way or not).
Looks like some good reading. The funny thing is, my friend from high school and I pretty much broke up our senior year (we really just grew apart as we started to realize we had different plans for our futures), the only time we communicated after that was when I sent her a sympathy card after her mother passed away when we were freshmen in college. She sent a letter back thanking me for thinking of her, etc, suggesting we get together in the summer. We never did. I don't even think we spoke at our 10 year reunion. Just a simple smile/wave across the room type of thing. The essays she and her friend wrote are about how they 'broke' up after her mom passed away.
I'm planning on picking up this book today and reading it.