On the bus. Group of six boys, probably around 14 years old, jostling for position in the seats across. Lots of laughter and great friendship. Non-stop. Cellphone focus as ancillary. More the joy of participating in the moment.

Decades older, looking across. Was more solitary at their age. Admiring the group excitement, then and now.

Such a life ahead, and with decades into

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