Yesterday, I was at a get-together with friends I have known since high school. We went to Oakwood Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Socrates was one of our teachers. This gives you an idea as to how long we have been friends.
These are the friends who conspired, behind my back, to give me a fundraiser for my teeth. I conspired with them to give support to another Oakwoodite who needed it. He had no idea, when he arrived yesterday, what the real purpose of us getting together was all about.
What a supportive group of friends! What a generous group of friends! What a loving group of friends!
The other thing about my friends that makes me feel good is how culture and race are not issues, and were never issues. We are Polish, German, Jewish, Italian, Chinese, Croatian, Hungarian, Jamaican, English, Irish, French, etc. Not once did our backgrounds stop us from relating as friends. We started out as friends at Oakwood, and we remain friends. Being friends is all that matters.
In these times of fear, hatred and division, the world could use a lot more people like my friends.