On friendship – remembering Roger Deakin II

[…] friendship with Roger did not seem to follow the normal laws of time. ‘I want all my friends to come up like weeds,’ he had once written in a notebook, ‘and I want to be a weed myself, spontaneous and unstoppable. I don’t want the kind of friends one has to cultivate.’ That caught it exactly.

– from Robert Macfarlane’s The Wild Places (p.266)

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