It seems from some of the things I've read recently that they're drifting away from each other, life is calling them out away from each other into the world. And I remember when it happened to me, and thinking there was something wrong with me, why couldn't I keep my family of friends going, why couldn't I have that warm circle anymore? And I guess up until now, despite the there being many movies and books stating the contrary, I thought that it should have been easy to stay close. Instead, I felt cast out, even when I was the one who was going away.
I guess we just all want to return to the womb... but it's funny how sometimes you can get insight so many years later, and it suddenly snaps into place.