When you live in one place for a long time, you establish a lot of friends and acquaintances.
You don't realize how these concentric circles of people in your life create a familiarity that feels safe and comforting.
You take for granted how effortless friendships are that have so much time and history.
You know one another really well, you know what to expect from each other, and even if you don't see your friends every day, you know they are there for you
They are the netting that holds life in place and gives you a sense of belonging.