People can be very far away - but still held very closely inside your heart, and kept there by the memories that you share and the communication that you enjoy. With the wonders of modern technology ( email, texting, the www) you can communicate with someone at the other side of the world as if they were in the next room. Mind you I still like to write letters and use postage stamps - because there's nothing better than Postman Pat (and his black and white cat) calling and dropping you something 'real' and not virtual through your letter box.
So - let's hear it for friends - and the colour they bring...hip hip hooray!!!