this is a ps for what i just wrote.
fishboy, your morbid entry about friends getting together for funerals was rather depressing. and depressing because it's getting truer and truer. (more and more true?)
guess you could look at a group of friends as being like an exploding star. all the parts moving ever so slowly further apart... (sigh)
we're all star-dust. we're all sparkling molecules in each others' lives. we're all slowly fading.