This is less hindsight than it is perspective.
About a year ago, I saw Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog at Funhouse Lounge. The man playing Dr. Horrible was good. He was really good. So good that I went from repeating my usual “I could do it better” in my head to having to admit that he was capable of things I wasn’t.
My date told me that he was exactly the kind of friend I needed to make in the Portland theater community. I laughed.
Tonight, I got to see him perform this role again and as close as we have become since then, I saw his character and not him on that (beautifully tiny) stage.
I consider this our friend anniversary until I take the time to find the exact date, Isaac. I love you, dude.