In my life I have counted myself fortunate to have many longstanding meaningful friendships with a number of extraordinary people. Granted there is some geography to deal with, whether it is Norway, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Grand Rapids, or Clarkston.
In this world there are few true friends. Often the world is populated with people who will smile at you, but secretly loathe you. I guess that’s life.
“Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch’d, unfledg’d comrade.”
– William Shakespeare