Leaving Behind

As 2021 is still not a distant enough memory, I’m thinking about those from 2021 who will no longer be in our lives for 2022.

The ones who don’t agree with us, who don’t like our political views, and disagree on other matters we won’t even address. Who cannot handle it when we speak our feelings.

We will miss you, but we will not compromise on our principles and beliefs any more than you will. And our viewpoint is just as important to us as yours is to you. If years of friendship cannot withstand opposing views, and we cannot agree to peacefully disagree, then we didn’t have a true friendship in the first place.

It hurts, but we’ll get through it.