I love meeting new people and forging new friendships, but there is something to be said for the ease and joy of spending time with an old friend.
Of being around people who you know and who know you, in that way that just seems to happen when the months turn into years, and the years into decades.
It’s like a massage for the soul. You have no idea how much tension you’re carrying around until you’re in an environment so comfortable that it all drains away.
Related: Swinging London town.