In some cases, time is really nothing. For example, in the novel “Time Traveler’s Wife”, the main character Henry DeTamble explains how compared to his love for Clare, time is insignificant. While this may stand true in this one situation, I believe that time often reveals the best and worst of people. Summers are usually periods of time when one can recharge for the upcoming year. While they can determine how close you become to your friends, no summer is quite as important as the summer after high school.
Sure, summertime is when you are away from your friends in general. However, if these are summers caught within school years, there is no doubt that you will have some sort of contact with your classmates. Whether it is extracurricular activity-related, or SAT class, or even calling up one of those smarties for questions on summer work. However, the summer after senior year is devoid of all of this, and unless you keep in touch with your friends, there is a large chance that you’ll lose complete contact with them.
This summer has really shown me the true sides of certain people. There are people who I considered horrible before who continued to talk throughout the summer and have proven themselves to be genuinely caring people who just might be annoying at times. There are others who I have casually spoken to at school, who randomly comment on facebook, mostly to wish me a ‘Happy Birthday’. And then there are those select few who I thought would be there through thick and thin, but instead, ended up bailing on me as soon as the final bell has rung. It is those people I feel sorry for, because they have cut out some of the most important relationships in their lives and will continue to do so until they realize their mistakes.
So until then, all I can say is, you may come back during troubled times to find solace in those you pushed away. Let me warn you know that along with time, tolerance begins to wane, and before you know it, those relationships have disappeared for good. Time can be nothing . . but time can be everything as well.