Friendship Opens a World Beyond the Visible

My friend Pat and I have an agreement about our friendship: we don’t need to attend the other’s funeral, because we’ve agreed to be here for each other during our lifetime.Pat and I first met when I was a senior in college, and she was already mid-career with two grown children who were starting to raise families. Pat’s position at the State Health Department was nearly unpronounceable to me. She was an...

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