Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 6, 2011

Meditations on friendship and farewells

By Jess Farran
Special to the Record-Eagle

— As my friends depart for college, I will watch their silhouettes fade from the distance of Northwestern Michigan College, adjusting to the uncomfortableness of abandonment. When my friends leave, I will retreat to the water. Here, I will grow. Here, I will remember of you. Here, we will someday dangle our feet over the edge of the Earth's surface. Because nothing matters when you're apart. Nothing ever does.

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