One of my favorite things to do is catching up with people I haven’t seen in awhile. Whether its through random text messages, long phone calls, or seeing someone when I’m back in Boston or they are in NYC, people from my past have a special place in my life. Though often its hard exactly to put it into words, I think that a lot of it is just comfort.
Comfort in the fact that they know who I was and who I am. (not that its necessarily a different person, but everyone changes a little over time) I think that staying in touch with people also is very important as you get older. It’s good to have constant contact with people outside your normal circle. It opens up your network, but on a more human note, it just allows you to get a different point of view than the often-similar or conformed point of view that people in NYC seem to have at times.