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Old August 22 2007, 05:50 PM   #27
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Re: Niners Unite...around Babylon 5! - The Lost Threads

PKTrekGirl said:
Orac Zen said:
Neroon said:
And a personal favorite of mine that is not often quoted. It has real substance in it:
As you continue on your path, you will lose some friends and gain some new ones. The process is painful, but often necessary. They will change and you will change, because life is change. From time to time, they must find their own way and that way may not be yours. Enjoy them for what they are and remember them for what they were.
I like that one a lot, too. :thumbsup:
Wow...I actually find this quote rather depressing.

But then I don't deal with loss very well. I don't think it's easy at all to stay detached like that, where you just 'enjoy them for what they are'....and just shrug it off when they leave.
I don't think it's a matter of shrugging it off, though, because the message acknowledges that it's painful. One of the messages of B5 is that people who've 'walked the path beside us' are never really gone as long as we remember them. I like it because it says to not hold on to a relationship longer than is good for the people involved.

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