How do you know if you’re friends or best friends?
C + J
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals
"Ordinary father-daughter love had a charge to it that generally was both permitted and indulged. There was just something so beautiful about the big father complementing the tiny girl. Bigness and tininess together at last—yet the bigness would never hurt the tininess! It respected it. In a world in which big always crushes tiny, you wanted to cry at the beauty of big being kind and worshipful of and humbled by tiny.”
—Meg Woliter, The Interestings
"I was not a girl who did girl things. I was a girl who worked on puzzles. These were puzzles that took weeks to solve. And when I solved a puzzle, and I always solved them, I felt brilliant."
—Susan Steinberg, Spectacle
“There was an inevitability about the road towards each other which encouraged meandering along the route.”
― Zadie Smith, NW