You know how you can miss a person, but not really want to see that person again? It’s like you’d want to relish the feeling of actually missing that certain person. Maybe because you’ve gotten into a row that you were never really able to fix. Or that person may have inadvertantly hurt you in a way and you started drifting apart.
You miss the person but you aren’t actively trying to do anything about it. That maybe if you suddenly see that person, mingle a bit, get back into whatever jive you have with him/her, you’d begin to see things for what they really are. How you felt wronged. How you feel that things can never be the same again. The reasons why you miss that person in the first place; why you guys even had to part ways.
So you sit there and think about all the good times you’ve shared. Because when you miss someone, it’s really hard to remember the bad things that had happened. You develop a fondness for the person. And maybe that’s what you want. You don’t want the tarnished relationship you’ll never be able to fix. You’re satisfied with that fond memory, where you still think of that person dearly. As if nothing was wrong.