BY CYNDY CENDAGORTA As her friend fell sick while she fell in love, she realized we don't get to choose our miracles or our malignancies.
BY ELIZABETH BLUE The car that had been broken into wasn't mine. It wasn't his, either. Technically it belonged to his girlfriend – his primary partner of fifteen years.
Brandon McQuade's poem, 'Two Whiskies', is a melancholy narrative of the author's dream of a late friend.
After the death of the poet William Stafford in 1993, his friend Robert Bly wrote this tribute against the image of water flowing down the rocks of Montana gullies.
BY KENT JACOBSON A baseball field was a sanctuary for a small community of boys who were surrounded by angry fathers they were too young to understand.
BY CHAPIN CIMINO What stays with us over the decades: Navigating the grey mists of love and affection by the quirky light of a college friendship.
For the former Unitarian minister, relations with other people evoke in us the call towards both truth and tenderness, asking at their highest level not for daintiness, but for the 'roughest courage.
'This parting from the living brings constant pain,' wrote eighth-century Chinese poet Du Fu in an ode to friendship about his separation from Li Bai, who was in exile in the south of the country.
Friendship transcends mere companionship to reach a more elevated goal - that of a shared vision or a common question.