thoughts from a freckle-faced pisces
You know it, Sister. Mark Twain has been a champion of mine for decades. I have never read anyone who could portray a friendship better. No one. When I was a kid, and began to realize what friendship really is, I found that I tried to look for the same traits in people which Huck put front and foremost. It was almost like a test. As a result, I spent most of my high-school years with Scott, Scott, Ben, and Sam. We were inseparable. Others came and went, but we were solid. I feel that way today about certain of my compadres, and have no shame in saying so.