My heart hurts. One friend is on her deathbed and another passed away last night. I hadn’t seen the former in about ten years and the latter and I have grown apart over the years. They were ours, though. I used to hang out with her family in my youth. He had been a part of my life since we were in seventh grade. I’m still trying to process this, but please don’t take the people in your life for granted. I have been distant from so many over the years to try and keep myself in one piece. This leads to guilt from the many people I have lost over recent years. Tell them you love them. Hug them close. be kind to yourselves as well.