Reflection: My best friend is a guy, and yes, I know that’s a bit unorthodox. People always say that you can’t pick your family. I believe, in some instances, you can’t pick your friends. They show up, attach themselves to you, and walk with you until you’ve learned what they can teach you. I have a lithograph hanging in my living room that says, What we have learned from others becomes our own by reflection. That is very true of mine and John’s friendship.