"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day."
- 14th Dalai Lama
In my early days at university, I prided myself in having many friends and enjoyed knowing as many people as possible. Shortly thereafter, I realized that having many true friends was not possible and prided myself on having the "cream of the crop" in a handful of friends, friends, whom I thought I would have for the remainder of my life. Years later, I reached a crossroad that I never thought was possible when that perception also turned out to be an false sense of reality.
This quote reminds me that nothing is permanent, even the closest of all friendships, and that I should cherish it, like each and every passing day because it is possible that it might not be there tomorrow. However, this quote also gives me hope that new meaningful relationships are on the horizon, waiting to be discovered.