Call it chance or fate or divine intervention;
That in the absence of any conscious decision,
You and I have crossed paths time and again
From Singapore to England to France and Spain.
Call it luck or fluke or just my good karma;
That the person who ran 26 miles with me in Barcelona,
Who casevac-ed me in the army, who helped me through school,
Was one and the same person: you.
So call us friends or buddies or perhaps even brothers;
Who have navigated through life in the company of each other;
Who dealt with together what life threw our way;
Now that we’ve reached a new milestone, I just want to say