This evening I had the privilege to spend Valentine’s Day with a very dear friend of mine. It is hard to believe we bonded over a shirt she was wearing in the 10th grade. It was a blue Comox Air Force shirt. We were two teenagers in the small town of Prince Rupert discovering we were born in the same hospital by the same doctor in a town hundreds of miles away from where we were. I was new to Rupert, having moved from Germany. I remember feeling that day a camaraderie. We had something tangibly in common, that could not be taken away, it was security. Tonight, twenty years later, we continued our yearly tradition of dining out, but this time, followed by a concert. Friendships are vital for life to be given. Thanks friend, I love you.