Jessica who has been my best friend for about eight years. We met when we both joined the same choir. She was/is an experienced singer and helped me through my first two years of choir membership and is still good for singing advice now and then when I need it.
But she is more than a music mentor. Even though she moved up to RI and then to NH we see each other at least once a year. I was the “Honor Attendant” in her wedding last September. She has been there through my professional traumas of the last few years as well as celebrated my successes as they are due. Unlike me, she is a perfectionist and the balance of my sometimes over casual attitude with her perfectionism is one of the things that our friendship strong.
She is the sister I always wanted.