What a real friendship is…???

I have this friend, well, alright, she’s not really a friend, because friend is an inadequate word to describe her relation to me. This small, yet weighty, word that people use far too frivolously to describe their various associations, does not begin to encompass the gorgeous expanse of this relationship. When I first met her, it was the summer of 2007, at a barbecue. Oddly, we took one look at one another, smiled and soon thereafter burst into tears. In the middle of the barbecue, both of us.
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