"But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
William Butler Yeats
So true. I am a very slow - and thorough - reader, and choose my books carefully. As for my friends? I have many, thank God, but just a few, precious close ones. And Louisa May Alcott was a genius. One of the best things I've ever done was to re-read "Little Women" and all of its sequels as an adult.