I first met Sam at YMCA Camp Abnaki in 2000. At first, I didn’t know what to make of him, but soon, we learned that we held many common interests – books, films, historical eras, etc. Since then, I have considered Sam to be my closest friend and confidant, and he has always been willing to lend a helping hand, and a willing ear, when I have needed it.
I first learned of Miranda at Camp, when Sam told me that he met someone fantastic. Based on everything that he told me, I felt that by the time that I met Miranda in the car park in Farmington, Maine, I knew her very well. I could tell from that moment on that they were a good pair, from the glances that they stole, to the way that they talked and smiled at one another.
Oftentimes, the first impressions of a person is based on what someone else says about them when they are out of earshot. Based on everything that Sam had told me, I felt – feel – that Miranda was a friend from the start, and I treasure the ensuing laughter, wit and conversations that we have shared, and look forward to much more in the future.
Sam, Miranda, I have no advice that would be of any good to you. However, I offer my best wishes for the many coming years.