Sometimes I feel lonely. Not nearly as often as I used to, but sometimes. Often it’s brought on by missing someone I haven’t seen in a long time or who is far away. Lately it’s been from missing a particular friend. She has meant and continues to mean so much to me, though its been about 12 years since we were close. Our lives diverged for awhile, but we’ve stayed…distantly in touch. Recently our lives have become more parallel, and we started interacting more online, and I became hungry to rekindle the closeness we once had. I’m a very emotional person, and passionate. Because of this I often hesitate to express things like wanting to be closer to this friend. What if she feels her life is full enough? (I do know she has a lot going on.) what if there just isn’t a place for me anymore? Should I let these what if’s stop me? I mean, what if she needs me and misses me too?