We do not honor a remarkable friendship by proclaiming that it has "all the best qualities of the happiest and most resilient marriages." We honor it by recognizing that it is its own special thing.
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Why isn't there a name for having your closest friend die? There is widowhood, there is being orphaned. The friends we love, the family of our heart -- we have no customs for mourning that loss.
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