I’ve never been great with labels. There have been occasions when I have watched two friends of mine meet each other for the first time, and it’s odd to watch them putting all the pegs into the appropriate holes about each other. Occupation, education, hobbies, diet… and depending on the availability of wine, politics. And sometimes I’ll realize that sitting in on this getting-to-know-you small talk brings out something I didn’t know about a friend. Like that they’re Hobby Paragliders, or Vegans, Ivy-League grads, Republicans. Suddenly I see my friend as a new set of eyes would.
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