When I think of closeness, I think of trading late night secrets in the early morning when you’re too tired to sleep, or just looking at someone and…

When I think of closeness, I think of trading late night secrets in the early morning when you’re too tired to sleep, or just looking at someone and immediately knowing what they’re thinking, and that’s exactly when you both laugh. Still, albeit sadly, I also think, or rather ponder, why doesn’t all that force you to go deeper, to really know someone? How can you know a person so well and still not know what not to say to them. I think I found an answer: closeness doesn’t exist as we see it. How many of you have had the experience where someone claims to be your good friend though can say one thing that makes you immediately feel as though they don’t know you at all? Who’s had the even harder experience of pretending as if you didn’t notice it? It’s not that those things are insanely important; you learn how to have a good time with them regardless, but what happens when you just want to turn yourself off, and just be around them? Can it happen? I don’t think so. Just how close is close, truly? What do you think? I’m always “on,” are you?
– Eric