I hope so. I'm in that weird spot where my parents are declining fast, but not quite gone, and I realize that when they are I'm going to feel alone in the world in a whole new way. I worry that having someone bear witness will become even more important. But who knows.
And I think I know where you're going with this: my female friendships are the honor of my life, the best thing ever. And the grass is always greener, of course.
Thank you for taking the time to read, and for such a thoughtful response.