Friend: I love this quote… “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know that they are always there.”
me: Actually, many of the stars we currently see are already burnt-out and dead, but we just don’t know it yet because their light is still traveling toward us.
Friend: Fine. We’ll change it. “Good friends are like stars…
me: …They’re very shiny but a lot of them might be dead.”
Friend: And once again, you ruin the romance with logic.
me: Well some might not be dead yet. Although technically if they’re not already dead they’re most likely currently in flames.
me: How about this?: “Most of your friends are dead, but the ones who aren’t dead are on fire. It’s complicated to explain, but it’s nice to watch from a distance. Much like friendship.”
Friend: Yeah. That’s almost exactly the same sentiment.
me: It’s a gift.