The band never actually split up—we just stopped speaking to each other and went our own separate ways.
When teenagers split up, it’s like two strips of Velcro® separating. They make an interesting noise, no real harm’s done, and their function is kept intact.
One of the best things about high school is all the great friends that you’ve made. Whether cramming all night for an exam, planning a senior prank, or stressing out about college applications, your friends were there to make the bad times better and the good times great. If you have two close friends or if you have twenty, you are a better person because of them. You probably spent lots of time with them this year, especially those buddies who you won’t see as much after graduation. Yes, you may be going separate ways, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of the friendship. It’s a big adjustment to make, going from seeing your friends every day to only seeing them every other week, every few months, or once a year, but it makes the time you do spend together more special: You’ll spend hours catching up, talking about everything and nothing.
Mitchell Uscher: Class of 2004
The poets grasped each other’s hands with a rush of melancholy and tender feeling inexpressible in words, and went their separate ways.
Honoré de Balzac: A Distinguished Provincial at Paris.
It is one thing to go your separate way, leaving friends and comrades behind peace and prosperity; it is another thing to fail to remember them when the world is casting them out.
Mary Antin in Common Ground, Spring 1941
The trees that grow on the mountain
All go their separate ways.
Some are born to be carved into saints,
Some as charcoal end their days.
The end has come, as come it must
To all things; in these sweet June days
The teacher and the scholar trust
Their parting feet to separate ways.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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