i lost an important part of someone very dear to me today. it didn’t come as a suprise to either of us, and those with wisdom know ignoring the obvious and inevitable is, well, unwise. i’m very thankful for my good friends, and their kind words and freely given time. while there used to be some things i thought i was or was like, i know now they are hard, indsputable fact – and not all of them are nice things, or compatible things. it’s difficult – i feel guilt but also know that what happened was necessary. we both do. and my friends do. i find considerable comfort in that. if that dear person reads this, here’s to us: a long, true, loving, and happy friendship.