They were there when I needed them.
They were by my bedside when I was sick.
They comforted me when I felt lonely.
They were with me during my childhood, and throughout my entire life.
They are here now, and offer comfort any time I go to them.
They offered guidance and knowledge.
They taught me how to dream, and sometimes, they made me laugh or cry.
It has been a lifetime friendship, one I will treasure forever.
Books are my friends.
*A true story