Friends are hard to come by. Especially for the abrasive among us (cough cough). Not as hard to lose, of course. Close to the edge tonight, stepped back from it, and very glad to have done so.
True friends can disagree of course, and forgive things said in the heat of the moment. And have the guts to call out hypocrisy when they encounter it. Keep you honest, make you a better person. Hopefully you return that…
Friendship is NOT a conspiracy of reciprocal attention for monologues, obviously.
It’s late, much later than I thought, because I was up arguing and making up with a friend. Good night.