"Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold."
This saying hung on my parent's wall for years. The past two days I have had encounters with people I really love and admire. The golden people in my life. They know the real me, and don't run away screaming. A vivid reminder that friends are for life. Oh, how I DO long for more time in my days to just be with friends. But in the real world, my world, family and farm come first. Sigh.