I was reminded this weekend that some friends won't be forever friends. That some friends are friends for a certain period of your life and then the friendship fades.
Some friends I have been very close with on and off since college got together this weekend. And sitting at dinner, listening to some of them tell their stories, commandeering the conversation as if they were the only important ones, I realized that these friendships had started to fade.
Sure, I will always be "friends" with them. But they have become too self-absorbed to even ask about anyone else.
Things are a little rough for a couple of us right now. But not once did the self-absorbed ones ask about us.
It all became clear. They have become just good-time friends. The kind who will usually join you for a beer, but can't be counted on for real conversation.
At least I'm learning.