As fate would have it, over the past year and half (two years? How long was that?) I was given the opportunity to rekindle a friendship with this guy; a friendship that began twenty years ago when I spent my summers at the door of the bar hanging out with him. He heads back home today, where he belongs, to be back with his husband, and it warms my heart that this day has finally come after all the anxious waiting. I sure hope he knows how much this time spent with him meant to me, and how much I'll miss him, again. Thank you, Taggart, for your encouragement, for conversations from the heart that make the hours disappear, for introductions, and for so many other things that are included with your unconditional friendship.
Love you, buddy😘🐻