After a recent trip to visit one of my best friends from school, I am missing all my school friends badly. So here's a post dedicated to all of them. :-)
There is something about your school friends which allows you to just be yourself. Maybe it's the fact that they know you too well.
You don't have to explain names and dates and events or books or teachers or TV shows to them. They went through it all with you once upon a time. They know exactly what(or who) they're talking about. They're just slightly surprised that you also remember that!
You don't have to(read: can't) pretend. They'll see right through your pretensions.
You don't have to worry about doing or saying something stupid. Chances are you've said something stupider and they still remember to tease you about it!
You don't have to worry about a bad hair day when you're with them. They were with you at the parlour when you got the worst haircut ever!
You don't have to hold back your opinions when you're around them. They know your reaction even before you do.
They don't look down upon you when you stalk people on facebook to find out the gossip. They're merely happy to get the news!
The remain some of the most interesting and fun people you have met till date!
And most importantly - it doesn't matter that you haven't met them in years (which it was in my case) and you are in completely different stages of your lives (both personal and professional). It doesn't matter that in those years you think you've 'changed a lot'. She doesn't and you guys pick up exactly where you left off and it feels like you're back in your pink and white having lunch under the trees!
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