“And that’s how it goes, kids. The friends, neighbors, drinking buddies, and partners-in-crime you loved so much when you’re young — as the years go by, you just lose touch. You will be shocked, kids, when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever. That’s why when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.”
— Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother 9×21 “Gary Blauman”
The last time I talked with The Sheep, he said something near the end of our conversation that has stuck with me.
“I’m still really looking forward to talking with you and hanging out, Karsh. Just don’t fade away on me.”
“Fade away? What do you mean?”
“You know…stop calling, stop texting…you just fade away.”
“I won’t fade away if you don’t.”
I called The Sheep two more times after that, and he never returned my messages. I texted him and he never replied.
But I was the one who wasn’t supposed to fade away, right?