but I have had friends:
body, which has been wonderfully good to me,
and in my 81st year has given me no aches or pains or nasty conditions.
(3) The BBC (mainly Radio 4, but in the 1960s and 1970s also Radio 3).
(4) Books (mostly ‘literary’ novels).
(5) Plants, including trees.
Humans (other than my mother and her sister) come a poor sixth.
I nominate my body as my best friend and lifelong pal.