This is the story of two girls. They met in fourth grade, when one of them was loud, always looking for a laugh, but the other was quiet and shy, not speaking much, unless she was comfortable. The loud one was confident, at times too confident, but the quiet one possessed her own strength, though it didn’t appear until much later.
When the loud one, who was gradually quieting down, moved away after ninth grade, the two girls began drifting apart. They were still trying to figure out who they were as people, and being over 1,000 miles apart didn’t make communication easy. The next summer, the girl came back to visit, but the other was on vacation. It was actually a relief to the girl who had moved – there were so many people to see, and not having to schedule one more simplified matters.