I've had a friend since grade school.
We ran around with the same crowd.
We even dated the same guy.
We worked together.
I've taken on her Scottish heritage as though it's my own.
We treat each other with dignity and respect.
We have lived parallel lives - she lives hers and I live mine.
Somewhere in the middle we meet to enjoy one another.
We put no pressure on each other.
We laugh and tell jokes.
We tell sad stories and joyful ones.
We trust each other explicitedly.
We reminise about times gone by and share our future plans.
After all these years (60 plus), we are still just friends - just life-long friends.