Our friendship with Alix goes back more than three decades, when my sister and I were in art school in Aix-en-Provence. That is a verrrry long time to establish a rich friendship.
This treasured history is intertwined with great adventure, laughter and shared sadness. (And there is something uniquely wonderful about having a friend who remembers my father.) Experiencing the joy and weathering the vicissitudes that life throws at us is what enriches relationships.
I treasure my friendships supremely/utterly.