You know why I love KBG? Because she is the best mom I know and makes it look absolutely effortless to find a loving balance. Not sure how she does it but I want to watch a lot.
You know why I love MPG? Because he’s so earnest and thoughtful and intense and silly all at the same time.
You know why I love KFRD? Because she’s always, always, always there, for the little stuff and the important stuff. Just shadow-like.
You know why I love HRH? Because when he’s good he’s very, very good, and when he’s bad he’s horrid.
You know why I love JDG? Because she’s way cooler than me but makes me feel that creativity, joy, and pie are all within my reach.
You know why I love KGT? Because some people just feel like home when you talk to them, and if they deign to talk back, it’s like sunshine. Talent and love and smart all poured into one phone call or email that feels like a gift but not the obligatory kind or the please reciprocate kind.
You know why I love CKi? Because aside from right place right time, she gave me more than I could ever ask of a friend: intelligent clarity built on a foundation of respect and trust. On our first date.
You know why I love CKb? Because she’s wild and funny and so intensely soulful she knocks me off my chair.
You know why I love LF? Straight up talent, y’all, with the real world proof that creatives can be good at business, and business can have a heart.
You know why I love SL? Because she is changin the world, minute by minute, hour by hour.
You know why I love BK? Because you don’t need to be that good and decent when it might cost you personally, but fear does not puck that man up. He just keeps smiling.
You know why I love CB? Because she has every reason to be in a bad mood but instead she creates her own happiness and trusts her friends; she gives to them unconditionally and they repay in kind. She’s just a good model for humanhood.
You know why I love NFK? Cuz I do. She’s all that and a bag of rich chocolately goodness.
You know why I love PJH? Because every time I pick up the phone I’m agitated and nervous, but if it’s his voice I instantly relax and smile.
And it’s only March.