Just how would you define true friendship? Someone you talk to every day? Every week? Occasionally every other weekend or possibly someone you don't talk to for ages yet when you do talk - it's like you never left. It's like you and this person can pick up wherever you left off. To me it is about a certain level of connection, a willingness and ability to handle this person's best, absolute worst and the rest that comes along with them. A driving design to want to be the answer to their problems and if not, at least find someone or some means of providing a solution to their quandaries, trials and tribulations. There are some that without question feel like family, many whom I don't ever want to lose - even more whose guidance I treasure. That is what is beyond price in my book, when you stop trying to calculating how much you owe or how much they owe you; when it's all swept under a rug and you just enjoy each other's company. Reveling in the stories retold, respecting the person's past and the meaningful hand that past played in shaping the future. True friendship is priceless for when the world washes its hands of you - they step forward eagerly to get dirty and immerse themselves in the very essence of you.