There are people we come across during our lives who, after they drift out of our worlds, drift out for good. Even if we see them again, it's a quick, meaningless hi and how are you? There are other people, though, with whom things pick up right where the relationship left off, whenever we run into them. The level of comfort—it feels like no time has passed.
Some relationships feel like a wildfire—they're powerful and compelling and majestic and dangerous and have the capability to burn you before you even realize you've been consumed. Some relationships feel like a hearthfire—they're solid and stable and cozy and nourishing.