It feels good to reconnect with a friend after a long time and the strength of the connection remains strong. The trust has not degraded. The enthusiasm for sharing stories and thoughts is still there. Those types of friendships are special and rare. They should be cherished.
I wish that such relationships occurred more often among people. Maybe they do and I’m just out of touch about it. It can be more challenging to make such friends in adult life depending upon one’s work and leisure routines. That is normal for the average adult life. An adventurous job would certainly be an exception to that.
But the multiple channels of entertainment and communication today is one area that can keep many people interfacing more with a video screen of some size rather than directly with a person. I wonder if all the new forms of communication (social networks, smart phones, etc.) retard people abilities to get to know themselves, let alone other people.