Went to an event tonight and a good guy friend was there. And I could tell by the way he hugged me that a) he had a girlfriend and b) she was in the room. And I guessed who it was. And then it sunk in that while she’s younger and thinner, we’ve been mistaken for sisters. She’s a wonderful young woman and we’re good acquaintances, and I’m happy for them and although it’s not surprising it’s still strange, you know?
And I mean, his guy friend and I have been friends for so long and while there’s been bouts of flirting it’s just like an unspoken agreement that there’s not a thing between us.
But then, like, it got akward… He came to hug me a few times ‘cus that’s what we do but then he’d jump back like there was lava or something and find an excuse not to talk.
So, like, whatever, many of my other marvellous friends were there and we had a great time.
This was an event where a lot of our families were at too, and we’re all friends and aqaintances, so there was no shortage of discussion.
But thanks to a super-reflective window I realized that he let go of her hand a couple of times when I turned to look in their general direction to talk to someone. I mean it could be a coincidence and I doubt he meant to be doing it but… It happened.
I know we’re friends. I want the best for them. I know it’s like a week-old relationship. I know we’re on totally different tracks and we’re friends and I don’t want to lose that weird, wacky friendship that we have but…