People tend to resurface.
I met this girl, we used to know each other. We said "hello". "How are you?" "What are you doing now?" and that was it.
I met this girl, we never really knew each other. We said "hello". "How are you?" "What are you doing now?" and that was it.
We got out before it was too awkward. The first just before. The second just after.
There was nothing there, other than a mutual agreement that we could not pass each other without acknowledging that we had once known/not really known each other.
We met, we talked, we moved on.
As I was swimming, I saw it floating by, and I picked it up.
I made a scheduled appointment to see someone I used to know. I still know him. But I almost never see him.
I tried to make a scheduled appointment to see someone I used to know. I might have known him. I might still know him. But I almost never see him.
We are actively rekindling what we used to have/still have. We are trying not to make it too awkward. The first because it would ruin everything. The second because we already made it awkward, and then we fixed it, and then we made it awkward again. And then we fixed it.
We'll meet, we'll talk, and then we will move around it for a while.
As I was swimming, I dived down to pick it up and hopefully bring it back to the surface.
I am travelling across the ocean to visit a friend I have not seen in five years.
We have stayed in touch without concern for the distances that divide us. Awkward has never been one of those distances.
As I was swimming, I moored it to the shore, and now I am returning to pick it back up again.