Tonight we had our good friends Amy and Marc over for Shabbat dinner, and it was a fantastic time. We’ve made it somewhat of a tradition to invite certain folk over on Shabbat to share the space with us, and Amy & Marc are favorites. Every visit there is the requisite negotiations over the chicken wings and drumsticks between Marc and Eli, and the evening always entails engaging and stimulating conversation. Some friends take a fair amount of work to maintain, and some are just easy. Marc and Amy are easy friends, who we don’t see nearly enough of, but when we do get together it’s as if we’ve never spent any time apart. They are a blessing.