Friday, March 25, 2011

Terry Teachout:
I recently made a new friend, an occurrence that is unfailingly gratifying for the middle-aged, since the constant friction of life has an unfortunate way of robbing us of the old ones. People are forever dying or moving away or getting married, having children, and withdrawing into the increasingly private sphere of family life, and if you don't continually replenish your reserve of friends, you're likely to look up one day and find that you haven't any.