White Feather It is truly amazing how a writer can sweep you into their world with just a word! You and Gilbert became like the Yin & Yang of the classic boyhood archetype. So much symbology there… Perhaps, the reason Gilbert became angry upon seeing him years later, wasn’t envy as much as he didn’t want you to see the “new Gilbert”, replacing him in your memory as such, but rather he wanted to exist forever as he did when you were boys, just Gilbert. It seems your connection to Gilbert has always been safely kept behind doors with door knobs, hoping to be unlocked and remembered from time to time. Excellent reading with my first cup of coffee!