a good friend is someone with whom you can spend hour upon hour doing nothing more than drink coffee and talk, and never run out of things to say.
this christmas, i can say that i have two really really good friends, our favorite pasttime being coffee and conversation into the early hours of the morning. it's not unusual for me to be at starbucks until two or three o'clock in the morning, knowing full well that i have to wake up the next day early for work or school, but not being willing to go home because there's never an end to the conversation. there is never a convenient point to end the conversation.
my conversations with my friends never end; they merely are put on hold until the next coffee, the next dinner, the next visit, the next chat.