I was watching Stand By Me last night. It’s a great movie about 4 pre-teen boys who have a life changing experience as they travel on foot to see a dead body. It delves into their personal stories of pain and anguish. Basically, it’s the end of the holiday before school begins again and after that crazy experience, they part ways. Grown-up Gordie (one of the boys) narrates the story and at the end he says: –
As time went on, we saw less and less of Teddy and Vern, until eventually they became just two more faces in the halls. It happens sometimes. Friends come in and out of your life like busboys in a restaurant.