Archive for July 18th, 2014

I am amazed at the number of superficial relationships I have had. I know the person. They know me. The relationship is by sight, maybe by name, rarely more than that. Neither one having or making time for more than that. Our sociologist-psychologist friends have labeled these as “casual acquaintances” or “non-significant others”: people in our periphery of social existence. As if this is to comfort us by naming the phenomenon. May be as I get older and people I cared about are further away, the people I now meet I would like to know better. For no more reason than they are.

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