Stay Friends! That’s it.

The photo connected with this post means so much to me. It is a picture of me with one of my best friends. It was taken shortly after Christmas last year. My dog had to be put to sleep after a long illness – I was alone – I couldn’t bare to bury him by myself. My friend Chip came over with his “girlfriend du jour,” helped me bury little Alvin while  the Beatles reaffirmed that “I get by with a little help with my friends.” The three of us gave him a lovely funeral, and the friendship of this man was as important to me as the friend I just lost.

These is something really special about a platonic relationship between a man and a woman. It transcends sociological and biological norms. It is something to be treasured, and I do.