There are many factors in life that can alter a friendship, but neither time nor space can do it.
There are some people who, no matter how far away they may live, no matter how much time has passed since you have seen him or her, stay relevant, stay cherished.
I have friends from my childhood, from when I was in elementary school and high school, who I haven't seen in decades. Some of these friends and I reconnected a couple of years ago, and it was like time hadn't elapsed. The friendship had endured that test.
Friends who have moved far from Ottawa were never far in my heart. Friends who remained in Ottawa but who had busied themselves with their life plans (just as I had) were ever present in my mind.
This post is dedicated to the friends who, no matter how long it's been since you last saw them, no matter how far they may live from you, will always be special in your life.