It’s the strangest thing. Recently, I’ve come to value friendship more and more. It’s become so important to me. It’s something that I think about, wonder about, talk about. Friends. Since entering university, I’ve made so many wonderful friends, met so many wonderful people… and I can’t help but wonder if these will be the friendships that will last me a lifetime. It seems sad that, once everybody goes their separate ways, we’ll drift apart and the days of our youth - playing together, exploring together - will fade away and become memories, to be cherished (always) but never relived. We’ll become different people on our journeys toward adulthood, making that transition from child to adult. In the future, the occasional word, the occasional thought, the occasional smile… A whisper of what used to be. But we’ll never have these feelings again; they belong to the young - to the free and the reckless. They belong to us, now. Now, but not forever. It’s sad.