In the modern world, the phone favorites list tells all about the people we love.
Aside from my parents, there are four people in my list. These are the four people in the world who could call me at 3 a.m. and ask for help moving a body, and I would show up without asking questions. They’re the four people I would make sure got to the secure compound in the countryside after the nuclear holocaust.
They’re all from different parts of my life: high school, college, work, and completely random. We have different things in common. Mostly, they don’t know each other; they’re only connected through me. Only two of the four live in the same city that I do.
But I know this. Stephanie, Nick, Sara, and Chris: I love you, and I am so thankful that each of you is a part of my life.