At any rate, these are both people whose real friendship is hard to earn and well worth the earning, so I'm a lucky woman. I wonder, though: does it make me strange that the label feels like it comes with a sort of pressure?? I could just take the compliment and run with it, but clearly my brain is still working this one through. After all, this is my hometown now. Good or bad, I'm here for the duration, and these friends are likely here for the duration too...not at all the way I grew up, so an adjustment for me.
Oh well. Thoughts from (as Ms. Moon would put it) the Church Of The Batshit Crazy on a rainy Sunday night.