- - 1 -= Best Friends Forever =
My BFF tells me she can't quite place my vaguely
familiar name.* I don't think this disqualifies her
as my BFF - as long as I'm constant and don't bother
her about it.
(If I kept reminding her of it, I'd be a stalker, not a BFF.)
*She also admitted my picture rang a distant bell.
= = 2 = Classic Hollywood =
Howard Hawks saw friendship as action-oriented,
based on a common goal, preferably survival when
it's in doubt. John Ford saw friendship as something
realized after the fact, after the confusion of motives
and misunderstandings give way to a mythologizing
Trolling through the free treasures available in the
Kindle Store and on the internet, I thought about how
much things had changed since Lincoln had to walk
miles to borrow and return a book.
Still at 3am in a hospital room when your pain
medication has worn off but you're not yet eligible
for more, a book can be your only friend as much
as it was for lonely Abe reading by the fire after
everyone else had gone asleep.
- = =