the hello's and good-to-see-you's become more genuine.
hugs become longer.
you begin to miss people who are standing right in front of you.
you send desperate invite texts.
and remorse over all of the thank you notes you should have written.
all of the days you didn't take the opportunity to spend quality time with people
and the chances you didn't take to tell them how much they've meant to you.
how many introductory and "how are you?" conversations were left unopened.
the details of other's lives often glanced past.
the term "live like you were dying" becomes more real than ever
and the largest realization is reached:
people are most important.