Facebook is an amazing thing. I'm not really into it, per say. However, I can't deny the fact that the ability to connect with basically everyone you've ever known in your life...is really surreal.
This week I was contacted by an old high school/college friend that I had a "falling out" with. It seems so silly now. I can see now in hindsight, that some people who are great friends, should just not be roomates. It amplifies things. Anyway, I received a friend request from this particular friend a few days ago, which was very surprising considering the circumstances. I mean, we hadn't spoken in 12 years. It has been very enjoyable catching up.
I had a nasty habit of running away from situations that involved conflict in my teens and early twenties. I would have rather written someone off and walked away, than have to work things out. It is a character flaw that marriage and children have pretty much beaten out of me. I'm glad that facebook has given me the opportunity to bury the hatchet with an old friend. It's very freeing. Who will come out of the woodwork of my past next? We shall see.