I am blessed with friends who love me, and who I love. Each for who they are, never trying to impose an ideal of mine on them. Like a lot of people, I did that when I was younger. Learned the lessons. Learned to appreciate people on their own terms.
NakedJen is one of those people. She calls herself a fairy. It fits. Once, on a trip to NY, we rode to Staten Island on a boat, for free. We stood at the front of the boat watching its intricate docking procedure. When we landed NakedJen was the first fairy off the ferry. This became our mantra for the day. First fairy off the ferry. First fairy off the ferry. First fairy off the ferry. First fairy off the ferry.