Quote from 
Jessicapierce  talking about a new friend: 

J. says, Did I ever tell you about... I smile because I only met his face four days ago,

we hardly have an Ever, but it's the right thing to say.



When does it happen?

when do conversations create enough of a bond that 

acquaintance becomes friend 


It is not simply a number, because I have talked to the counterperson at 

my local gas station hundreds of times

yet they remain simply: person behind counter 


Mathematicians might say it is about the nature of the conversations

a qualitative measure

not quantiative  




At some hard to define point

the language changes 

Formal melts into Familiar 


When you and I are close enough to whisper in each other ears

you will tell me about your future 

I will tell you what I remember