Friendship is such an interesting thing, although it really isn't a thing is it? What exactly is friendship? A state of being? An action? A trait? What????
In my quest to define friendship I admit I let my baser instincts for food rule. You see all my friends know that I live to eat. And one of the components of friendship is giving, so when I am asked to dinner, this makes me very happy.
Now, the mere invitation to dinner at someone's home fills me with joy. But I must confess to you...there is joy and then there is culinary joy. Gastronomic nirvana. Some of my friends are crazy good cooks. Preparing myself for one of those invitations makes me shiver with anticipation.
I also marvel at how my friends put everything together, food, table settings, music, aromas, lighting, linens, wine...aperitifs, cocktails, etc. All this makes for a marvelous experience that becomes a memory filled with longing for repetition. And of course, none of this would exist without friends.