I had the pleasure of a visit from old friends.
I can call them that because I am old
And now they are too.
We all knew each other when we were young and incomplete
Think of wine that has just started to fizz and ferment
Sometimes bubbling up wildly
Sometimes just fizzing as if seething to be something.
The fermentation subsided gradually
And stable wine was able to mature
Deepen, mellow, develop
Texture, depth, warmth, and subtlety
To develop a unique and rich texture.
Well, the wine of friendship improves with age
And we know this because now we can afford decent wine
To drink with our friends.
The dominant bouquet of old friendship
Has elements of oak, survival, and love.