Awhile back I wrote about losing friends during Pluto’s transit to my 11th house. My husband was was going through his stuff, he came across and old address book. He cracked it open and turned it towards me. Every name and address on the page had this written across it in capital letters that had been gone over several times:
Can you imagine?
Once, an old man told me he did not aspire to live to old age because anyone who does winds up burying all their friends. I was chilled by this concept even though I was twenty years old at the time and pretty safely removed from the prospect of this happening to me. Or so I thought at the time! I’ve learned otherwise.
You can lose all your friends via war or you can lose your friend via pregnancy as I outlined in the other blog. My kids lost their friends when the next door neighbors moved and there have not been kids on the block their age since. Gay men lost their friends in droves when AIDS sprung up. I could go on and on.
Have you ever suffered the loss of friends like this? How did it affect you?