For what is friendship, if not a willingness to give, to give laughter where are tears, comfort when there are fears, pleasure, fantasy and fun where is none, for young and old to create a world they may never see, people with characters and clowns they will never be, a friend who brings to our lives often stark, brightness and cheer, sweeping away thoughts sorrowful and dark, giving us strength to face each day, and come what may we know he will be there to help us bear our lives, as if it were play..