I have many really wonderful friends, who also have known me at various points in my life and have parts of my story. But this woman here — she has been the one. Whenever I had a dark night of my soul — I would remember that I couldn’t be that much of a shit — no matter what my inner critic or outside sources might be telling me — because SOMEONE has loved me for decades. Someone unrelated to me — who didn’t have to love me. Yet she did. It’s potent magic for your heart.