“Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.”
—- Truman Capote
Imagine what author Truman Capote would have had to say about Facebook! (Although he would have worked it to the hilt, no doubt about that.) He led a crowded celebrity life with a multitude of acquaintances; but his great intimate lifelong friend was fellow author Harper Lee. Here is a glimpse of them together at the time of publication of In Cold Blood —
We have intimate friends whom we see all too rarely — they live in Cologne, Germany, and although over the course of 27 years we have managed to be together on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, it hasn’t been so frequent. They are arriving in a few days, and they will be my full-time occupation while they are here. So I’m taking a break from blogging during that time, but to stay in touch with you, my newer but also precious blogging friends, I will be reprinting posts from a year ago September. Ironically, the post leading off this feast of friendship will be my most popular ever, Lonely Angel, with the amazing video, Free Hugs.
Look for it soon — Meanwhile, all my greetings, friends, bis bald, till soon —