They’re there when you need them. You call on them to either just chill out or to have fun with. You have good times. You have bad ones. You have heart to heart conversations with one another and all that. You promise you’ll be best friends forever, and that you’ll stay close, no matter what.
Then, something happens.
It may not be a huge event or it may be a huge event. But somehow, you drift apart. I know that not all friendships are like this - I’ve known people who have been best friends since they were in kindergarden. But there are some situations where you’ve been close to someone for so many years and have been through so much together and then all of a sudden, just because you don’t see each other very often and you both have made other friends, you just drift apart from each other and soon, you become strangers and act like you never knew one another. Although sometimes, even though you don’t see each other or hang out and talk like you used to, whenever you happen to see each other in a place like the movies or the mall or wherever, you greet each other and then go on to ask how they are, etc.
Then the cycle repeats itself with someone else. Which makes me kind of sad to think about.