Acquaintances of various/varying degrees of closeness

The other day I sent an email using the heading “Overdue update for relatives, friends and acquaintances of varying degrees of closeness”. I received a witty response from a friend subtly pointing out that I should have said “various degrees of closeness”. My first reaction was that he was right, but then I got thinking…

In fact, one’s closeness to people does vary. Many acquaintances are slight, which means that if one should meet them a few times more then one’s relationship is, in fact, likely to change. Similarly, while we like to think our friends remain our friends, it is possible to have bust-ups and reconciliations.

“Reconciliation” is a lovely word, and it’s also a fiddle tune, which you can hear from 2’03” of this YouTube video. Listen to it and think of someone with whom you ought to be reconciled. Life’s too short!

Best wishes


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I am a writer specialising in non-fiction, particularly in assisting people with their biographies.
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