I'm not so enthusiastically inclined for the often politicized day celebrations and dedications, however, on the so-called international day of friendship I think Epicurus' wisdom needs to be shared - of course, to Epicureans every day is a day for friendship
“Of all the means which wisdom acquires to ensure happiness throughout the whole of life, by far the most important is friendship” - The Sage Epicurus
For me, true friends are friends forever - those who have passed remain in our memory and have a continued influence and warmth in our lives. To friends past, present and future!
I'll sign off by sharing an appropriate song from my recent playlist: Forever by Gesaffelstein ft. The Hacker & Electric Youth