Confidante

Abundantly, generously welcoming. An unanticipated whimsy overwhelms upon entering. It makes you happy. It is as simple as that. It is like an embrace. It feels good. It consoles. It forgives. It plays along. Strangely, too, there is the sensation of foreknown familiarity, of confidences once shared, secrets confessed, a sister, a best friend, reunited. The smile is still on my face.