she said how come you don’t write about your friends very much

my living roomi said i dont?

have i told you i have the greatest friends?

theyre smart and funny and beautiful and some even made beautiful little ones.

they motivate me and inspire me and fill me with joy whenever i am around them.

soon i will be going to my favorite place in the world with some friends i have known since high school and even before that.

but lots of times i hang with friends ive known since my first days at college.

and often i wish i was hanging out with them more because they might be the best people on earth.

i do believe in God and i do believe in Heaven and if i get to make it to Heaven and get to talk with God

i will not at all be surprised if he tells me, tony, you had the dream team of friends.

the people you got to learn from and rock out with and drink and smoke and eat and travel with

those were the best we had.

you are part of them.


crazy ass you.

and thats why you all stick together and float from sea to shining sea together like migratory birds.

the home you live in was first found by one friend who then handed it over to another and then to you.

the girls you kissed often were kissed by other friends first.

as it should be.

the clothes you wear the music you listen to the books you read have all been vetted by your friends and analyzed and when you all move back to isla vista, you will play those songs and talk about those books

and together you will share in the one thing that ties you all together:

freaky love.