I went to see my college friends again last night. We don't get together as often as, I think, we would like.
Life gets in the way.
I heard once that JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and a third writer were all close friends and when the third writer died (Charles Williams?), CS Lewis said something along the lines of "When he died, I thought, 'at least I'll have more of JRR, but in fact I had less,'" meaning that, when the third friend died, CS Lewis found that the third friend brought out things in Tolkien that CS couldn't.
(If you know more about this story, let me know?)
In any case, I see my friends individually but when we all get together, it's a different dynamic. I see things in my friends' faces and hear voices from over a decade ago.
And it's good seeing my old friends again.
I haven't seen them in years.