When I was Olivia’s age, my favorite movie was The Fox and the Hound. Maybe it’s because I had a best friend like that.
At any rate, I was thinking about that movie tonight and thought I’d post the featured song.
As it turns out, that friendship was only for a season – he was a boy, and middle school ruined it for us. I’ve had other best friends (“boys” and “girls” both) which have come and gone, and mourning those losses never really stops. It just softens and deepens as I realize the friendship is not really “lost” so much as it’s just served its purpose.
Oh how I hate that movie. Maybe I should watch it with my kids this weekend and sob until I run out of tears.